Jorge R. Ortiz-Zayas

Ph.D. Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology. University of Colorado at Boulder. Interim Chair of the Environmental Sciences Department. 

Research Interests:

Applied Tropical Limnology. Carbon and nitrogen cycling in tropical island streams; applied limnology; water resources management. 

 

Courses Taught: 

Aquatic Resources (Grad, Undergrad), Limnology (Grad, Undergrad), Environmental Science Seminar, Ecology of Puerto Rico.

 

Current projects:

  1. Importance of community respiration in the carbon balance of tropical rivers
  2. Natural and urban influences on nitrogen cycling in Puerto Rico

 

Recent publications:

  1. Ortiz-Zayas, J.R. and Figueroa-Nieves, D. 2011. Los impactos ambientales sobre ríos y quebradas: un enfoque ecohidrológico.  In Seguinot, J. Impactos ambientales en las islas de Puerto Rico.  Editorial SM, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  2. Ortiz-Zayas, JR,  Terrasa-Soler, J.J., and Urbina, L. 2010.  Historic Water Resources Development in the Río Fajardo Basin, Puerto Rico, and Potential Hydrologic Implications of Recent Changes in River Management..  In Vaughn, J.C. Watersheds: Management, Restoration and Environmental Impact. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York.  ISBN: 978-1-61668-667-3.
  3. Ortiz-Zayas, J.R., Cuevas, E., Mayol-Bracero, O.L., Donoso, L., Trebs, I., Figueroa-Nieves, D., McDowell, W.H. 2006.  Urban influences on the nitrogen cycle in Puerto Rico. Biogeochemistry 79: 109-133.

  Contact Information:

jrortiz@ites.upr.edu; jorgeortiz.ites@gmail.com