Tropical Forest Ecology
James Dalling Lab

tropical forest regeneration, seed and seedling ecology, pioneer species, plant-soil, and plant-fungal relationships

Tropical rain forests are the most complex ecosystems on earth. We work at multiple scales and sites to understand the determinants of forest structure and dynamics, local community coexistence, and the regeneration success of individual species. Our research develops from studies of the natural history of tropical trees and often involves collaborative projects to address specific questions of ecology and physiology.
Dept. of Plant Biology School of Integrative Biology
Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Illinois