Principal Investigator (PI)

 Anna Sugiyama

My research interests span questions in both basic and applied plant ecology, currently centered primarily on species coexistence theory, forest restoration, and seed conservation. Practical and sustainable conservation efforts cannot be achieved without a solid foundation of scientific understanding. Thus, I aim to apply knowledge and insights from basic science to solve real-world problems. I have worked mainly in Neotropical and Hawaiian forest trees studying seed conservation, forest fragmentation, forest regeneration, species coexistence, seed dispersal, intraspecific variation in functional traits, and seed sourcing for restoration.

Graduate Students

Olivia Clark

Ph.D. student

Frank (Dachuan) Wang

Ph.D. student