Jenny Zambrano

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jenny Zambrano obtained a degree in Biology from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, where she is originally from. She obtained a PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she explored the effects of forest fragmentation on population dynamics at Los Tuxtlas Forest in Mexico. As a postdoctoral research fellow at SESYNC, she worked in collaboration with Dr. Nathan Swenson (University of Notre Dame) where she investigated the role of local and regional scales drivers in forest community assembly and tree demography using data from long-term forest plots such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program and the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) Network. Her work has been highlighted in the Smithsonian Magazine and the ForestGEO Spotlight Series.

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2015 - 2018
Areas of Expertise
forest ecology
tree demography
Research Interests
tree diversity
tree functional traits
forest spatial structure
forest fragmentation
population and community dynamics
climate change
Methods of Expertise
qualitative analysis
spatial analysis
remote sensing