Gonzalo Rivas-Torres

Joined: Feb 15, 2019 Last Active: Nov 24, 2020

GEOGRAPHICALLY speaking I am interested in performing ecology and conservation projects of the megadiverse Amazonian forest in Ecuador and the unique ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands.

SCIENTIFICALLY, I am interested in understanding the impact of biotic and abiotic variables in the plant communities of tropical forests in Ecuador, particularly in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve and Galápagos . At the moment, I maintain projects in these areas that, in addition to the above, seek:

-Map the existing diversity in these areas using advanced technologies and remote sensing.
-Use these spatially explicit results as the tools endorsed by the environmental authority of Ecuador.
-Understand in the short and long term how the variation in climate at different spatial and temporal scales affects the plant communities in my regions of interest.

-PH.D. University of Florida-2015.
-M.S. Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, University of Missouri- Saint Louis-2010.
-Tropical Conservation Certificate-University of Missouri-Saint Louis-2010.
-B.A Biology, Universidad Catolica de Quito-2004.

For more information on my research please look in https://ecologyecuador.com and for papers please look https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DHWds50AAAAJ&hl=en

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