Major research interest involves biological diversity in agrecosystems. Research focuses on the effects of agricultural intensification and its impact on biodiversity and pest control ecosystem services. Another aspect of the research relates to urban agriculture and arthropod mediated ecosystem services. Most of this research is conducted in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Michigan. More general interest is related to sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty in Latin America.
College or Department name:
School for Environment and Sustainability
Ph.D. Ecology and Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1989
M.S. Biology, University of Michigan, 1982
B.S. Cum Laude, Biology, Universidad Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico, 1977