Introducing ATBC Councilor 2014-2016: Kyle Harms

We are pleased to introduce one of the four new ATBC Councilors for 2014-2016, Dr Kyle Harms.

KyleHarms_on_DonStoneBridge_March2012 Kyle Harms is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he teaches undergraduate courses in conservation and ecology, as well as graduate courses in community ecology.  His principal research interests concern the ecological and evolutionary processes that give rise to and maintain patterns in high-diversity plant communities, especially tropical forests and sub-tropical pine savannas.  He grew up in rural Iowa, but has since worked in the field, with colleagues, and with data sets from all five tropical continents.  He attended Iowa State University as an undergraduate.  A seven month field season in Chile helped orient him towards graduate school and a dissertation project in Latin America.  He earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University by completing a research project on Barro Colorado Island.  He enjoyed post-doctoral stints at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Cornell University, before he accepted his faculty position at LSU.

Kyle Harms
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University, USA