M.S. Environmental Sciences
    17 + YearsUnited States



    Areas of expertise

    Environmental Sciences and Policy, Biological and Physical Sciences, Ecology, Hydrology, Soils, Chemistry, Geographic Information Systems


    Master of Science, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA \n
    Bachelor of Arts, The University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    Publication experience

    A review of relationships of insect abundance, plant damage, and plant abundance (in prep. 2018)\n\n
    Global patterns of herbivory in gap and understorey environments , and their implications for woody plant carbon storage. Oikos 127 (4): 483-496. \n\n ,\n Insect abundance and damage on the deciduous Nothofagus macrocarpa increase with altitude at a site in the Mediterranean climate zone of Chile. Austral Entomology 54: 402-410. \n\n
    Crown condition, water availability, insect damage and landscape features: are they important to the Chilean tree Nothofagus glauca in the context of climate change? Australian Journal of Botany 61: 394-403.\n\n
    Insect abundance and leaf damage, tree growth and leaf chemical components in Nothofagus macrocarpa across an altitudinal gradient in Chile. (Abstract; 20th Meeting of the Ecology Society of Chile)\n
    Insect folivore damage in Nothofagus Blume trees of central Chile and its association with bottom-up plant community attributes. Ecología Austral 21: 121-133.\n,\n Reconocimiento del efecto de Cinara cupressi (Hemiptera: Aphididae) en el estado sanitario de Austrocedrus chilensis mediante imágenes multiespectrales. Bosque 30: 151-158.\n,\n Use of satellite-derived hyperspectral indices to identify stress symptoms on an Austrocedrus chilensis forest invaded by Cinara cupressi. International Journal of Pest Management 55: 197-206.\n,\n Depredación por insectos defoliadores de Nothofagus glauca y N. obliqua var. macrocarpa en la Cordillera de la Costa de Chile central: investigación preliminar. Biological Research 40 (A). (Abstract; 50th Meeting of the Biology Society of Chile)\n
    Characterization of breeding habitats for black and surf scoters in the eastern boreal forest and subarctic regions of Canada. Pp. 80-89 In Hanson A, J Kerekes and J Paquet. 2006. Limnology and Aquatic Birds: Abstracts and Selected Papers from the Fourth Conference of the Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (SIL) Aquatic Birds Working Group. Canadian Wildlife Service Technical Report Series No. 474 Atlantic Region. xii + 203 pp.\n
    Clasificación y caracterización de las comunidades de vegetación del Fundo Santa Elena, Comuna de Nancagua, Región de O’Higgins. Chloris Chilensis, www.chlorischilensis.com, Año 9, No. 2.\n\n

    Work experience

    Biological Science Technician (Plants) (GS-6), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Williams, Arizona, U.S.A.
    English Technical Editor, American Journal Experts (AJE), Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
    Freelance Research Ecologist, Sixth Administrative Region, Rancagua, Chile
    Project Chief, National Forestry Agency of Chile (CONAF), Sixth Administrative Region, Rancagua, Chile
    Research Assistant (Volunteer & Contractor), U.S. Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife\n Research Center, Division of Biological Resources, Laurel, Maryland, USA
    Campaign Associate, The Antarctica Project/Antarctic & Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), Washington, DC, USA
    English Teacher, British Language Center, Rancagua, Chile
    Project Assistant, World Learning Inc. Washington, DC, USA

    Affiliations / Memberships

    Ecological Society of America\n Society of Biology of Argentina\n British Ecological Society