Research Interests

Plant systematics, especially Orchidaceae (Neotropics; Maxillariinae, Oncidiinae); chemical ecology of floral fragrances, especially relationships between orchids and euglossine bees.

Current projects:

Flora and DNA Barcoding of the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station (with Kurt Neubig, Lucas Majure, Kent Perkins, Walt Judd, Lisa Huey)

Ordway panorama
BARFF: Barcoding the Flora of Florida (with Richard Abbott, Kurt Neubig, Kent Perkins, and many others)

Outreach

In spring of 2014, I was part of the First International Symposium on Orchid Bees, held at the beautiful La Gamba field Station in Costa Rica:
http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/thomas.eltz/Symposium%202014.html

Thanks, Thomas and Santiago!