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Pterocarpus officinalis at Luquillo Experimental Forest

Tamara Heartsill Scalley

Research Ecologist
U.S. Forest Service - IITF, Jardin Botanico Sur, 1201 Calle Ceiba
Rio Piedras
Puerto Rico
United States
00926

Phone: 787-764-7769
Fax: 787-766-6302
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Education

  • Utah State University, Dept. of Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources. , Ph.D., Ecology Dissertation “Characterization of Riparian vegetation and leaf-fall in a tropical, montane forest along a headwater stream environmental gradient”. 2005
  • University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Dept. of Biology, M.S., Tropical Biology Thesis “Multi-scale assessment of riparian systems: Land cover, riparian vegetation and stream characteristics in three tropical montane watersheds”. 2000
  • University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Dept. of Geography, B.A., Geography Geography 1994

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Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


IITF-2010-009
Changes in Structure, Composition, and Nutrients During 15 years of Hurricane-Induced Succession in a Subtropical Wet Forest in Puerto Rico

Quantifying the impacts and recovery of forest resources to hurricanes and multiple disturbances is essential to managing forests in hurricane-p ...

2010


IITF-2010-002
Dams slow decomposition of leaf detritus by eliminating shrimp.

Forest Service sponsored research with the University of Georgia found that the absence of shrimp causes drastic changes to stream ecosystems.

2010


NRS-2011-20
Hurricanes Disturb Non-tree Subtropical Wet Forest Species Composition

Hurricane disturbance caused pronounced and persistent changes in the non-tree species composition of a subtropical wet forest. A unique long-te ...

2011


IITF-2012-08
Seasonality and Forest Succession in Tropical Watersheds Affects Stream Export

Continuous export of organic matter from mountain streams depends on forested headwaters contributing leaf litter of varied quantity and quality ...

2012


Last updated on : 04/11/2016