PhD, Plant Biology, 2006, University of Georgia
MA, Conservation Biology, 1999, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Biology, 1999, University of Pennsylvania
Liza Comita focuses on the ecological mechanisms driving patterns of diversity, dynamics, and species distributions in both pristine and human-altered tropical forests. Her research combines extensive field studies of forest dynamics with cutting-edge statistical techniques to produce novel insights into the processes driving tropical forest regeneration and structuring these diverse ecological communities.