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University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Primary Advisor: Robin Chazdon
Dissertation Title: A Functional Trait Approach to Understanding Natural Regeneration and Restoration of Neotropical Forests
University of California at Berkeley
Plourde, B., V. Boukili, R. Chazdon. 2013. Wood specific gravity of tropical trees: inter- and intra-specific variation during secondary succession. Submitted for publication.
Lasky, J.R., M. Uriarte, V. Boukili, R.L. Chazdon. 2013. Trait-mediated assembly processes predict successional changes in community diversity of tropical forests. Submitted for publication.
Norden, N., S. G. Letcher, V. Boukili, N. G. Swenson, R. Chazdon. 2012. Demographic drivers of successional changes in phylogenetic structure across life-history stages in tropical plant communities. Ecology 93(8) Supplement: S70-S82.
Chazdon, R.L., B. Finegan, R.S. Capers, B. Salgado-Negret, F. Casanoves, V. Boukili, N. Norden. 2010. Composition and Dynamics of Functional Groups of Trees During Tropical Forest Succession in Northeastern Costa Rica. Biotropica 42(1): 31-40.
Ewing, H.A., K.C. Weathers, T.E. Dawson, M.K. Firestone, P. Templer, A. Elliot, V.K.S. Boukili. 2009. Fog Water and Ecosystem Function: Heterogeneity in a California Redwood Forest. Ecosystems 12(3): 417-433.
Boukili, V.K.S., Hoopes, M.F., Briggs, C.J. 2006. Effect of microenvironment on a gall midge. Environmental Entomology, 36(2): 441-450
Schmidt, V.K. 2003. Dominance interactions at bird feeders. Berkeley Scientific Journal 7(1)
Boukili, V.K.S., N. Norden, R. Chazdon. Community assembly in naturally regenerating wet tropical forests. 2013 Ecological Society of America Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
Boukili, V.K.S., R. Chazdon, J. Volin. Using plant functional traits to refine ecological restoration techniques: A seedling transplant experiment. 2012 Student Conference of Conservation Science, New York , NY
Boukili, V.K.S., R. Chazdon, J. Volin. 2012. Using plant functional traits to refine ecological restoration techniques: A seedling transplant experiment. 2012 Ecological Society of America Meeting, Portland, OR
Boukili, V.K.S., R. Chazdon. Successional convergence in functional traits and species composition of trees in Costa Rican wet forests. 2012 Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Meeting, Bonito, Brazil
Boukili, V.K.S. Refining ecological restoration techniques in the tropics. 2012 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Seminar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Boukili, V.K.S. From shrubs to forests: the evolution of my research. 2011 Presentation to Honors Biology Seminar (Biology 1109), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Boukili, V.K.S. Regenerating tropical forests & plant functional traits. 2010 Invited seminar speaker for Tropical Biology Seminar, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Boukili, V.K.S. Regenerating tropical forests & plant functional traits. 2009 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Seminar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Boukili, V.K.S. The life of a graduate student: How did I get here and what am I doing? 2009 Presentation to Honors Biology Seminar (Biology 1109), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Boukili, V.K.S., R.L. Chazdon. 2008. Las ventajas de la regeneración natural en los bosques húmedos tropicales. Tropical forest restoration and conservation workshop; Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica (public poster session).
Boukili, V.K.S., M.F. Hoopes, C.J. Briggs, T.E. Dawson. 2008. Population dynamics of Rhopalomyia californica: further support for the Plant Vigor Hypothesis. Monday Evening Seminar, Univ. Connecticut Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Boukili, V.K.S., K.C. Weathers, H.A. Ewing, P. Templer, T.E. Dawson. Variation in coast redwood forest decomposition and productivity along an environmental gradient. 2007 Ecological Society of America Meeting (Poster Presentation)
Fall 2012, Spring 2013 EEB 2244; General Ecology
Spring 2009, Fall 2007 BIOL 1102; Introduction to Biology
Fall 2008 EEB 4230; Methods of Ecology
Spring 2008 EEB 2208; Introduction to Conservation Biology
You can view my CV here: Boukili CV