Animal-Plant Interactions

communities, diversity, conservation

Dr. Tomás A. Carlo

Department of Biology

Pennsylvania State University


The main focus of our lab is on the study of patterns and community-wide consequences of seed dispersal by fruit-eating animals. Field studies and experimentation are the primary tools of our research, with a heavy bias towards tropical systems. Other areas of interest include:

1)   Tropical forest regeneration

2)   Mistletoe evolutionary ecology and taxonomy

3)   Biodiversity and conservation in the Caribbean

4)   Stable isotopes as tracers of ecological processes