Carlos Garcia-Robledo, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Institution Fellow
Departments of Botany and Entomology
e-mail: garciac [at]





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I am a Smithsonian Institution Post-doctoral Fellow in the Departments of Botany and Entomology at the National Museum of Natural History. My post-doctoral project explores the effects of climate change on host plant extinctions and the co-extinctions of associated insect herbivores.

I am also studying the genetics and demography of insect herbivores colonizing novel host plants. The main objective of this project is to understand the evolutionary and demographic responses of organisms to novel environments.

I also use various tropical pollination, plant-herbivore and seed dispersal systems, as well as invasive plant species as study models to understand different processes involved in the ecology, evolution and conservation of tropical plant-animal interactions.












Last update: October 2013