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Aldo Rincon

Doctoral Candidate, University of Florida

Aldo Rincon is a geologist and Doctoral Candidate at the University of Florida studying the origins and evolution of New World Tropics terrestrial biodiversity.

Catalina in the field. Photo courtesy of Catalina Hernandez.

Catalina Pimiento Hernandez

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Catalina Pimiento Hernandez is a University of Zurich Post-Doctoral Fellow investigating ancient marine predators.


Carlos Jaramillo

Paleobotanist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Carlos Jaramillo studies patterns of plant diversity and investigates their relations to climate change. As a paleobotanist (someone who studies ancient plants) at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, his research focuses on the evolution of tropical landscapes and its biota throughout geological history.

Photo credit STRI.

Robert Stallard

Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Robert Stallard is a Smithsonian Scientist and Research Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey who studies how climate change and land cover affect water flow.

Photo credit Jorge Aleman and S.Mattson.

Jefferson Hall

Director, Agua Salud Project

Jefferson Hall is a scientist researching the ecosystem services provided by tropical forests and how land use decisions can affect these forests. 

Alicia Entem (r) and Guillermina De Gracia (l) at a focus group session in El Giral, Panama. Photo credit Vic Adamowicz.

Alicia Entem

Pre-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Alicia Entem is an economist and STRI Pre-doctoral Fellow with the Agua Salud project.

Photo credit S. Mattson/STRI.

Sarah Batterman

Faculty, University of Leeds (UK)

Sarah Batterman researches the storage of CO2 in tropical forests and how nutrient levels in the ecosystem can hinder or encourage forest growth.

Catherine Potvin.

Catherine Potvin

Associate Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Catherine Potvin is a professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University and an associate scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.