Edgardo Ortiz

B..A.: Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Peru.

  • Thesis:  Diversity and Elevational Distribution of Ericaceae in the
    Yanachaga-Chemillen National Park (Pasco, Peru).

Ph.D.: In progress

  • Dissertation research: Molecular systematics and biogeographical studies in South American Vaccinieae (Ericaceae).

Contact: e.m.ortiz at mail.utexas.edu

Edgardo started in the Ph.D. program in Plant Biology in the Fall of 2009. He is interested in plants that grow in inconvenient places.

Edgardo perches in the cloud forest of the Yanachaga Chemillen National Park, Peru.  
Among several novelties Edgardo has encountered in the treetops is a
new species of Demosthenesia (Vaccinieae: Ericaceaee).