The Tropical Plant Diversity Laboratory is a research group directed by Dr. Christopher Baraloto within the Institute of Environment at Florida International University (FIU).
The lab is broadly interested in the mechanisms underlying patterns of plant species distributions, their relationship with ecosystem structure and function, and their response to resource exploitation and global change.
Some of the lab's projects include:
- Plant-Insect Interactions and Beta-Diversity of Amazonian Tree Lineages
- Functional Traits and Community Assembly
- Integrative Studies of Socio-Ecological Resilience, Conservation and Development