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, Sustainable Development
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
News & Press Releases
With abundant data on plants, large animals and their activity, and carbon soil levels in the Amazon, Stanford-led research suggests that large animal diversity influences carbon stocks and contributes to climate change mitigation.
By Taylor Kubota,
Rodolfo Dirzo comments on the mass decline of invertebrate populations.
By James Hoodecheck,
Rodolfo Dirzo is mentioned in relation to the decrease in invertebrate species.
By Shannon Brennan,
Rodolfo Dirzo study looking into biodiversity and carbon retention in the atmosphere.