ecosystem ecology


 

Nature tends to generate robust, diverse and complex ecosystems, which are highly optimized to their place in the world as evolved systems that respond and adapt to environmental change. Ecosystems are characterized by rhythms and cycles.

We believe that nature should serve as a guide to design and build human systems. If we are to use nature as a guide, then we must deeply understand they way they work. 

I've studied ecosystems at land and sea across the world. My primary research focus has been understanding how old-growth rainforests work. These systems epitomize the beauty and function of life. I study the major biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus - the elements that make the world go round. 

You can view my academic profile here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=J2DZI88AAAAJ&hl=en

Philip Taylor measures the diameter of an Ajo tree on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The Ajo (Caryocar costaricense) is endemic to this region and displays remarkable stature and lifespan. It's the Sequoia of tropical rainforests.

Philip Taylor measures the diameter of an Ajo tree on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The Ajo (Caryocar costaricense) is endemic to this region and displays remarkable stature and lifespan. It's the Sequoia of tropical rainforests.

 

 

Here are some places that I've worked.