Costa Rica

Past Projects

  • Influence of precipitation on soil and foliar nutrients
  • Nutrient status of epiphytes and their host trees along an elevational gradient
  • Influence of tree species on canopy soil nutrient status in a tropical lowland wet forest
  • Functional ecology of the gametophytes and sporophytes of tropical ferns

Cat sampling soil from tree fall
Cat sampling soil from tree fall

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Cat Cardel├║s and Eddie Watkins

 Select Publications

  • Alvarez-Clare, S. and M.C. Mack. 2011. Influence of precipitation on soil and foliar nutrients across nine Costa Rican forests. Biotropica 43(4):433-441.
  • Cardelus, C.L. and M.C. Mack. 2010. The nutrient status of epiphytes and their host trees along an elevational gradient in Costa Rica. Plant Ecology 207(1):25-37.
  • Cardelus, C.L., M.C. Mack, C. Woods, J. DeMarco, and K.K. Treseder. 2009. The influence of tree species on canopy soil nutrient status in a tropical lowland wet forest in Costa Rica. Plant and Soil 318(1-2):47-61.
  • Watkins, J.E., C.L. Cardelus, and M.C. Mack. 2008. Ants mediate nitrogen relations of an epiphytic fern. New Phytologist 180:5-8.

Cat climbing a tree
Cat climbing a tree