Roosevelt García-Villacorta, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
W253 Corson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, 14853

E-mail: roosevelt.garcia(at)

I am interested in understanding plant diversity patterns and the evolution of habitat specialization in Amazonian forests. I am also interested in the conservation of ecological and evolutionary processes including the assessment of ecosystem services in the Andes-Amazon region, forest dynamics and vegetation mapping using a combination of plot data and remote sensing tools.

Previous Host Institutions: 
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, (UK)
University of Missouri, Saint Louis, (UMSL), USA
Nature & Culture International,(NCI), Peru
Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, (UNAP), Peru