Dr. Juan J. Armesto
Doctor of Botany and Plant Physiology. PhD from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and at the Universidad de Chile, and Adjunct Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, USA.
Area of research: comprehensive studies into plant-animal interactions, focusing on pollinator assemblies in native forests, birds that disperse seeds from trees and shrubs, their contribution to forest regeneration following disturbances such as fires and logging, and the role of ancient forests in the conservation of biodiversity on Chiloé Island.