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Tomás A.
Carlo Joglar
Associate Professor of Biology
Tomas Carlo
Biography

Education

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005

M.S., North Carolina State University, 1999

B.S., University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, 1996

 

Postdoctoral Training

University of Washington, 2005-2008

 

Research Interests

Seed dispersal ecology, foraging behavior, and plant ecology

My research centers on studying interactions between plants and animals (birds mostly) that eat fruit and disperse seeds. Thus, I merge zoological and botanical approaches to formulate questions about the organization and ecology of plant communities and habitats. I strive to understand how the foraging and movement behavior of fruit-eating birds has an impact on the patterning, demography, and migration of plant populations and diversity. In my lab we use stable-isotope methods to track the fate of seeds and trophic interactions. Current projects take place in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic), Argentina, Brazil, and Pennsylvania.