Jonathan Myers, PhD

Human Development, Environment, Ecological Research, Tropical Forest Diversity

Jonathan Myers’ work is leading to a better understanding of the role tropical forests play in regulating our climate and how humans are impacting them. Myers, an associate professor of biology, collaborates with scientists in several African countries, including Cameroon and Kenya, through the Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory. Myers looks for patterns in biodiversity, from how they’re formed to where animals live and why.



Democratic Republic of Congo



Goals & Impact

Increase scientific understanding of forest ecosystems and guide sustainable forest management policies.