As a worldwide tropical deforestation continues, it is urgent to build environmental awareness in societies of the tropical countries. For my postdoctoral project, I have had the opportunity to make field work in a tropical country so interesting from the biological viewpoint like Panama. Furthermore, I have worked with Panamanian students and I keep an active collaboration and mentoring with them. You can find information about these great guys below!
Moisés Ureña (Field Assistant)
Moises Ureña is an enthusiastic person always open to new ideas and pathways of knowledge. He is deeply interested in tropical plant biology and especially in ecophysiology. He is a keystone for the organization of any scientific project due to his innate abilities as biologist and manager. Furthermore, he is an enterprising businessman whose long-term mission is to promote a sustainable development.
Eduardo Sánchez (Field Assistant)
Eduardo Sanchez has extensive experience doing field work in Panama forests. His main interests are focused on functional ecology, especially what features of plants constitute keystones for the maintenance of the biodiversity and the ecological services. He has worked with different epiphytes but he loves especially the genus Anthurium (Family Araceae), a Neotropical genus highly diversified with a wide range of growth habits.
José Alejandro Ramírez (Field Assistant)
Jose Alejandro is a very resolute field assistant with a great knowledge about natural history of tropical ecosystems. He is especially interested in plant-animal interactions and he has a lot of experience in the application of modern technologies in the study of ecological processes. He has been involved in different projects using telemetry in the study of seed dispersal.