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Research and training in the biodiversity of natural systems are fundamental to us. Our team works on projects that integrate three key research themes: tropical plant diversity; conservation and management of threatened tropical plant species and habitats; and products and services generated by tropical plants, including foods, fibers, fuels and medicines.

In South Florida, around the Caribbean and beyond, our research is supporting plant survival and human well-being. Our projects in the Land and Biodiversity Division include:

  • Amazonian Forest Plots
  • Ecosystem Services in Community Forests of SW Amazonia
  • Multi-Taxonomic Biodiversity Inventories in Tropical Forests
  • Natural Enemies and Beta-Diversity in Amazonian Forests
  • Plant Taxonomy and Conservation
  • Revising Gentry: Neotropical Field Guide
  • Vegetation Monitoring in Hardwood Hammocks