"I have been working and studying in the neotropics since 1989. I hold
a master's degree in Botany from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. from the University
of Wisconsin. I have broad interests, and my topics of research have included
the reproductive and genetic consequences of forest fragmentation on understory tree
populations in Costa Rica, the impacts of soil degradation on forest regeneration
in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the movement of birds in pasture-dominated landscapes
in Panama. I am passionate about teaching, and have taught field courses for more
than a decade in tropical ecology, tropical botany, primatology, and coral reef ecology.
In addition to teaching field courses, I currently act as President of the Ceiba Foundation
and co-plan and direct our conservation projects in Ecuador."
"I received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Universities of
Virginia and Florida , and a doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin.
I have conducted research, led field courses and directed conservation projects in
the American tropics for over 15 years. My primary interests lie at the intersection
of biological research, land management and habitat conservation, where I believe
science can help mitigate the impact of development on biodiversity and ecological
processes. I have studied the behavior of army ants in forest fragments, the
movement of birds between forest patches, and the effects of microclimate on forest-interior
species. I deeply enjoy teaching in the field, and I have led tropical
ecology, conservation and reef ecology courses for many years. Currently I serve
as Vice-president of the Ceiba Foundation."
Woodward, C., P. E. Berry, H. Maas
& K. Swing. (in press). Tiputinia foetida,
a new mycoheterotrophic genus of Burmanniaceae (subfamily Thismioideae)
from Amazonian Ecuador, and a likely case of deceit pollination.
Meisel, J. E. 2006. Thermal ecology of the army ant, Eciton burchelli. Ecological Applications
Herre, E.A., S. A. Van Bael, Z. Maynard ,N. Robbins, J. Bischoff, A. E. Arnold,
A. E., E. Rojas, L. C. Mejia, R. A. Cordero, C. Woodward, and D.A.Kyllo 2005.
Tropical plants as chimera: some implications of foliar endophytic fungi for the study
of host plant defense, physiology, and genetics. Chapter 9 In: Burslem, D.F.R.P.,
Pinard, M.A. & Hartley, S.E. (eds.). Biotic Interactions in the Tropics:
Their Role in the Maintenance of Species Diversity. Cambridge University Press.
J. Meisel and C. Woodward. 2005. Andean orchid conservation and the role
of private lands: A case study from Ecuador. Proceedings of the International
Orchid Conservation Congress, May 12-16, 2004. Selbyana special issue.
Woodward, C. 2005. Reproductive and Genetic Consequences of Forest
Fragmentation on Two Understory Tree Species in Costa Rica. Ph.D.
dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Meisel, J. E. 2001. Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological
Concepts: A Review. EcoScience, 8: 530-531.
Meisel, J. E. and M. G. Turner. 1998. Application
of semivariograms to real and artificial landscapes. Landscape
Ecology, 13: 347-362
Woodward, C. and J.E. Meisel 1997. Bird use of isolated trees
in pasture traverses. Abstract, AFO/ABA conference, San José,
Woodward, C. 1995. Soil compaction and topsoil effects on soil
properties and seedling growth in Amazonian Ecuador. Forest Ecology and
Management, 82: 197-209.