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    • Effects of climate change on Lepanthes rupestris 

      Olaya A., Paola A.; Meléndez-Ackerman, Elvia J.; Tremblay, Raymond L.; Pérez, María Eglée (External Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC), 2009-11)
      The last decades have experienced dramatic changes in the overall climate (UNFCCC 2002, EEA 2006, Chambers 2006). In the Caribbean, the annual average temperature has increased about 0.5°C with an expected trend for drier ...
    • Mycorrhizal specificity of the invasive orchid Oeceoclades maculata in Puerto Rico 

      Garriga, Rocío; Saladini, Carla; Timossini, Camille; Viera, Naida; Bayman, Paul (External Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC), 2009-11)
      The terrestrial orchid Oeceoclades maculata is found throughout Puerto Rico. Originally from Africa, it has been called the most widespread orchid around the world. This success has been attributed to its tendency for ...
    • Plant-Insect Interactions: Do herbivores restrict the reproductive output of Spathoglottis plicata? 

      Vega, Carlos J.; Ackerman, James D.; Cuevas Padro, Ana A. (External Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC), 2009-11)
      Many exotic plants have naturalized in Puerto Rico, some of which may pose a threat to native species. One such exotic is Spathoglottis plicata, an orchid native to Southeast Asia. Popular as an ornamental, this orchid has ...
    • There goes the neighborhood: Reproductive success of Bletia patula when Spathoglottis plicata moves in 

      Recart, Wilnelia; Cuevas, Ana A.; Ackerman, James D.; Flores-Saldaña, Nadia P.; Zambrana-Torrelio, Carlos M. (External Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC), 2009-11)
      Naturalized exotic species are homogenizing the earth’s biota and are increasing densities of pests in newly colonized areas. When exotics change ecosystems and affect native species, then they are invasive. Do high density ...