B..A.: Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Peru.
Ph.D.: In progress
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).