Community and ecosystem ecology of tropical and temperate forest canopies, particularly the role that epiphytes play in forest nutrient cycling; the use of epiphyte resources by canopy biota; the effects of forest fragmentation on biodiversity and community function in tropical and temperate ecosystems; the application of database science to understand three-dimensional data that concern forest canopies; organization and advancement of the canopy researcher community; the interplay of scientists and artists to understand nature.

Nalini Nadkarni
The Evergreen State College
Lab II 2259
Olympia, WA 98505
(360) 867-6621