- Title: Plant Biodiversity in the Caribbean
- Principal Investigators: Javier Francisco-Ortega
- Funding Source: Various funding
- Timeline: Ongoing
The Caribbean islands are a biodiversity hotspot - a region hosting thousands of species, more often than not unique to their habitat. Increasing demand for plant resources, coupled with the threats of climate change, make the classification of these plants urgent as a foundation for conservation.
Dr. Francisco-Ortega, professor in the Institute, leads work on three distinct areas of study: