Lab Member Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
José was a postdoctoral researcher in the Gerber lab. He is interested in species-habitat relationships, distribution patterns and population dynamics applied to global change. Spatial processes at different scales (e.g. animal movement, population connectivity, range expansions) are particularly appealing to José. Many of his works have focused on arid and semi-arid systems.
While working in the Gerber lab, José studied conservation efforts in the Gulf of California, Mexico, and marine reserve spatial planning. His present research focuses on the role of landscape structure in functioning of populations, distribution and niche differentiation, patterns of invasion of exotic species, connectivity of marine populations and the design of marine reserve networks, and human dimensions of wildlife and conservation.