Bussey Professor Of Biology
General Interests: Plant population biology and biosystematics, especially the interface between evolution, physiology and ecology; evolution and ecology of desert, savanna, and forest floor plants; natural resources and land use, especially renewable resources in Latin America.
Current Projects: Variation in species of tropical savannas and grasslands; modeling the growth of plant populations; analysis of the dynamics behind "hollow curves;" models of management and conservation of biodiversity.
Solbrig, O. T., R. Sarandon, and W. Bossert. 1990. Effect of density on growth rate
and population size of a perennial forest herb. Oecologia Plantarum 11: 263-280.
Solbrig, O. T. 1991. Ecosystems and Global Environmental Change. In R. W. Corell
and P. A. Anderson (eds.) Global Environmental Change, pp. 97-108. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
Solbrig, O. T., G. Goldstein, E. Medina, G. Sarmiento, and J. Silva. 1992. Responses
of Tropical Savannas to Stress and Disturbance: A Research Approach. In M. Wali
(ed.) Environmental Rehabilitation, vol. 2, pp. 63-73. Netherlands: SPB Academic
Solbrig, O. T. (ed.) 1991. From Genes to Ecosystems: A Research Agenda for Biodiversity.
Paris: IUBS. 128 pp.
Solbrig, O. T. 1993. Evolution of Functional Groups in Plants. In D. Schulze and
H. A. Mooney (eds.), The function of Biodiversity in Ecosystems. Heidelberg: Springer
Solbrig, O. T. 1990. Conservation and Development in Tropical South America. Harvard
Papers in Botany 2: 1-10.
Solbrig, O. T. 1992. Biodiversity, global change and scientific integrity. J. Biogeography
Solbrig, O. T. 1993. Ecological constraints to Savanna land use. In M. D. Young and
O. T. Solbrig (eds.) The World's Savannas: Economic Driving Forces Ecological Constrainte
pp. 21-48. Paris: Parthenon Press.
Solbrig, O. T. and D. J. Solbrig. 1994. So Shall you Reap. Washington, D.C.: Island
Solbrig, O. T., E.,Medina, and J. Silva, (eds.). 1995. Biodiversity and Savanna Ecosystem
Processes: A Global Perspective . Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (in press).
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