Nicholas Brokaw

Professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Background: AB Princeton University 1970; PhD, University of Chicago 1980

Research Interests: Patterns and causes of variation in forest structure and tree species composition in tropical forests. Plant Community Dynamics and Forestry

Previous research projects: Forest ecology and conservation projects in Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, The Philippines, Puerto Rico.

Current research: Tree dynamics and species composition in tropical forests: field work in Belize, Puerto Rico, and Panama.

Service and other Projects: Personnel Committee, Department of Environmental Science, UPR-RP; workshops on tree identification in Belize; website with information to increase use of the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Belize; journal and proposal reviews.

Courses Taught

  • Tropical Forest Ecology (graduate)
  • Environmental History (graduate)
  • Tropical Ecosystems (graduate)
  • Topics in Modern Biology (graduate)
  • Water Resources
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences

 

Contact information:

Post Office Address:

College of Natural Sciences. Department of Environmental Sciences University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras P.O. Box 70377. San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-8377 
Tel. 787-764-0000, ext. 1-4940

Cell: 787-226-9054

Lab building and suite name: Facundo Bueso basement, Zimmerman and Brokaw Laboratory

Web page: ecologynwbelize.org

Email: nvbrokaw@ites.upr.edu

Curriculum Vita: CV_Nicholas Brokaw.pdf

Recent publications:

Peña-Chocarro, M., S. Knapp, N. Brokaw, N. Bonilla, A. L. de MacVen, J. J. Ortíz, E. de Pöll, J. Tun-Garrido, D. Galicia, and D. Alexander. 2011. Árboles del Mundo Maya. UVA Impresores S.A., Madrid.

Zimmerman, J. K. , J. A. Hogan, A. B. Shiels , J. E. Bithorn, S. M. Matta Carmona, and N. Brokaw. 2014. Seven-year responses of trees to experimental hurricane effects in a tropical rainforest, Puerto Rico. Forest Ecology and Management 332:64-74.

Brokaw, N., and S. E. Ward. 2016. Vegetation. Pages 367-371 in W. R. T. Witschey (ed.). Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland.

Ward, S. E., and N. Brokaw (eds.). 2016. Synergies between biodiversity and timber management. Special Section, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, Special Issue, March 2016.

Ward, S. E., and N. Brokaw. 2016. Editorial: Synergies between biodiversity and timber management. Special Section, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21513732.2016.1169578, March 2016.

Scientia staff,  N. Brokaw, and S. E. Ward.  2016.  Cooperation reveals legacy of ancient land use.  Scientia104:38-40.  www.scientiapublications.com/dr-nicholas-brokaw-and-dr-sheila-ward-cooperation-reveals-legacy-of-ancient-land-use-university-of-puerto-rico-rio-piedras/

Brokaw, N., M. Peña-Chocarro, S. Knapp, and S. E. Ward. 2016. Trees of La Milpa: Field Identification of Trees in the La Milpa Area, Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Belize. 162 pages. self-published