Julieta Benitez-Malvido received the B.S. degree in biology (cum laude) from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico, in 1988, the M.S. degree in ecology from Durham University, UK, and the Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University, UK, in 1994. Since 1996, she serves as a Principal Researcher in the Center for Ecosystem Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico. She works as an Assistant Professor of population ecology and conservation and as a Research Associate at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA)-Smithsonian Institution (1991-present) and at the Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER). Current research interests include tropical ecology, tropical forest recovery after human disturbances (e.g., fragmentation, deforestation, and impact of roads), biotic interactions of plants with seed dispersers, herbivores and pathogens in disturbed tropical habitats, and tropical forest restoration.
Biography Updated on 31 March 2011