emilio m. bruna

Current Positions

Emilio conducting field work at Panga Ecological Station outside Uberlânida, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Photo by Laura V. B. Silva).

Emilio conducting field work at Panga Ecological Station outside Uberlânida, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Photo by Laura V. B. Silva).

Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation & Center for Latin American Studies
Director, Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute
Editor-in-Chief, Biotropica

 

Education

Ph.D. in Population Biology, 2001
University of California, Davis
M.S. in Biology, 1995
University of California, San Diego
B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution with a minor in Literature, 1994
Revelle CollegeUniversity of California, San Diego

 

Research Interests

My current research focuses on two areas: First, I use field experiments, long-term demographic studies, and simple mathematical models to study how habitat fragmentation and other anthropogenic landscape alterations influence plant-animal interactions and plant population dynamics. I conduct most of my research in South America’s two largest biomes: the Amazon and the Cerrado. In Amazonia I am working at the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, which is co-administered by Brazil’s Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. My Cerrado fieldwork is conducted at Panga Ecological Station, a field station of the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia in Minas Gerais. Second,  I am broadly interested in the development of science and science policy in Latin America, including factors that (a) drive within- and between country patterns of scientific productivity (b) influence the establishment and success of international collaboration.  For a more complete description of my lab’s ongoing research see Bruna Lab Projects.

 

Curriculum Vitae and Online Profiles

    • Curriculum Vitae (October 2014): pdf
    • Google Scholar: link
    • ImpactStory: link
    • ORCID ID: link
    • Thomson Reuters ResearcherID: link
    • Academic Family Tree: link

 

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