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Department of Biology, Colgate University ccardelus'at'colgate.edu


Cardelús Field Crew 2011, La Selva Biologica Station, Costa Rica!

I am interested in one of ecology's fundamental questions: what are the patterns of biodiversity? As well as in one of today's most pressing questions: how will biodiversity respond to a changing environment? Most of my work has focused specifically on tropical forest canopies where I use multiple ecological approaches to better understand the factors that control species richness and distribution. I have conducted studies on microclimate, large scale regional and local floristic inventories, and species, community, ecosystem and phylogenetic-level processes. I am also working in the temperate zone where I study the effects of liming on plant productivity and soil processes. Recently I began working in Ethiopia in forest patches examining the effects of fragmentation on biodiversity, plant productivity, and soil processes. 

Hear about my research here and teaching here.


Classic! Students working hard in Costa Rica! 






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