Daniel is a Doctoral Candidate at the National University of Colombia in Medellin. He completed his undergraduate degree in Forest Engineering in 2013 and then his MSc in Forest and Environmental Conservation in 2015. His primary research interest is in using long-term forest dynamics data on woody and non-woody plant communities to investigate the effects that global change is having on these ecosystems. D. Zuleta is working with the Feeley Lab on a study funded by the CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program that aims to evaluate the responses of woody species to small-scale changes in water availability across microhabitats in the terra firme Amacayacu forest dynamics plot (AFDP, Colombian Amazon).
Alexsander is a Peruvian biologist, studying for his Masters in Ecology and Environmental Management at the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco. Alex is broadly interested in research interest is on tropical ecology, systematic botany and plant ecophysiology. He has worked on many projects in Manu National Park at Cocha Cashu Biological Station and along the Kosnipata elevational gradient. Alex is currently working in Peru with the Feeley lab to characterize the water potential and stomatal conductance of high-Andean tree species.