Senior Fellow, by Courtesy - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Bing Professor in Environmental Science
Senior Fellow, by Courtesy
Humanities and Sciences
Osa and Golfito Initiative
Ecosystem Services and Conservation
Rodolfo Dirzo specializes in the ecology of tropical ecosystems. In particular, he studies plant-animal interactions from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Recently, he has been focusing his work on the consequences of anthropogenic impact (deforestation, fragmentation, defaunation) on tropical ecosystems, in particular in terms of the disruption of ecological processes, such as biotic interactions. He is also interested in teaching and education on the relevance of biological conservation.
Selected Publications by this Author
Environmental Venture Projects
News & Press Releases
Maize cultivation sparks surge in plague-carrying rodents; experts fear acceleration of agriculture production across Africa may carry same risks beyond Tanzania
Discusses research led by Senior Fellow Rodolfo Dirzo
By Joanna Rothkopf,
Describes research by Woods Senior Fellow Rodolfo Dirzo on how "the well-being of natural ecosystems including the animals, actually represents the well-being of humans as well"
By John Roach,
Quotes Woods Senior Fellow Rodolfo Dirzo, a Stanford biology professor, on risks linked to the loss and decline of animal species