Amalia Diaz

B.A.: Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.

M.S.: Biology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.

  • Thesis:  Phylogenetic analysis of selected Andean Paepalanthus (Eriocaulaceae) with an emphasis on Colombian species.

Ph.D.: In progress

  • Dissertation research: Systematics and biogeography of the high Andean Eriocaulaceae species.

Contact: amaliadiaz at

Amalia started in the Ph.D. program in Plant Biology in the Fall of 2009. Her broad research interest is the biogeography of the high Andean páramo flora.

Related links:

Eriocaulaceae of the Andes

Amalia in the Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil,



Paepalanthus alpestris. This photo was taken at the Santurbán páramo in Colombia, Andean Eastern cordillera.