- Conservation Biology
- Ecosystem Services
- Tropical Forest Ecology
- Tropical Forest Silviculture and Management
- Restoration Ecology
My current research focuses on understanding the flow of goods and services provided by tropical forests and how they change with land use and climate change. It is grounded by the fact that, despite our best efforts, we continue to lose forest annually across the tropics. Human populations continue to grow in the tropics and around the world such that an ever growing population will be forced to rely on diminishing mature forests as well as planted and naturally regenerating secondary forests for these goods and services. I lead both the PRORENA (Native Species Reforestation) and Agua Salud Projects in Panama. I am also involved in silviculture and forest management research in Central Africa.