Dr. Diana Gómez

Group member until September 2017

Contact

Email: g.dianac(at)gmail.com

Project and research interests

Climate-change effects on epiphyte vegetation in tropical montane forests

PhD project focussed on climate-change effects on the ecological roles of vascular and non-vascular epiphytes in a montane cloud forest. The study addresses the following questions:

  • How much epiphytic biomass is currently present in the studied montane cloud forest in western Panama?
  • How do these epiphytes alter rainfall interception in this forest?
  • How do these epiphyte communities respond to climatic warming?
  • How do non-vascular and vascular epiphytes interact? In particular, how do epiphytic bryophytes affect germination and establishment of vascular epiphytes?

Curriculum vitae

April 2013 - Sep. 2017, Ph.D. at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

2013 Master on Higher Education teaching at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI), Panamá.

2012 Master on Biology with Vegetal Biology Specialization at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI), Panamá.

2007 Licenciada on Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI), Panamá.

Publications

Gómez González DC, Rodríguez Quiel C, Zotz G & Bader MY. 2017. Species richness and biomass of epiphytic vegetation in a tropical montane forest in western Panama. Tropical Conservation Science, 10: 1-17.

Gómez González D, Pérez Justavino L & Rodríguez Quiel E. 2011. Study of the advanced plants community and canopy, in tropical rainforest fragments. Puente Biológico, 3: 11-22.

Rodríguez-Quiel E, Gómez Villamonte A, Caballero Morales E, Gómez González D, Rodríguez Ríos R & Tejada O. 2011. The algae of mangrove in Remedios: Province of Chiriquí, Panamá. Puente Biológico, 3: 71-87.

Contributions to scientific congresses

Gómez González D, Pérez Justavino L & Rodríguez Quiel E. 2011. Study of the advanced plants community and canopy, in tropical rainforest fragments. Poster at the XVI congreso mesoamericano para la biología y la conservación, October 24th-28th Mérida, Yucatán, México. Mesoamericana 15: 256.

Lopez OR, Aizprúa R, Campos A, Gómez D & Montilla Y. 2008. The Exotic Flora of Panama: status, distribution, abundance and consideration species. XII Congreso Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología. Asociación Panameña para el Avance de la Ciencia, October 1st-4th Panamá.