The Valverde Lab for Tropical Root Ecosystem and Ecology is directed by Dr. Oscar Valverde-Barrantes within the Institute of Environment at Florida International University.
The lab is focused on describing the diversity of root adaptations in vascular plants and exploring the pathways that that allows plant roots to adapt to different environments.
Some of the lab’s projects include:
- Root evolution and mycorrhizal affiliations
- Exploration of root diversity (morphology and anatomy)
- Belowground ecology and the tropics
- Sea level rise effect on ecosystems