Department of Botany & Plant Sciences


SantiagoLouis Santiago

Professor of Physiological Ecology (Ph.D., 2003, University of Florida)
Office: 3113 Batchelor Hall
Phone: (951) 827-4951
Fax: (951) 827-4437
Email: louis.santiago@ucr.edu
Santiago Lab Website



Research Interests

  • Environmental Physiology
  • Ecosystem Science
  • Evolutionary Physiology
  • Stable Isotopes
  • Tropical Biology

Selected Publications

Santiago LS (2010) Can growth form classification predict litter nutrient dynamics and decomposition rates in lowland wet forest? Biotropica 42:72-79

 Santiago LS (2007) Extending the leaf economics spectrum to decomposition: Evidence from a tropical forest. Ecology 88:1126-1131

 Santiago LS, Wright SJ (2007) Leaf functional traits of tropical forest plants in relation to growth form. Functional Ecology 21:19-27

 Santiago LS, Goldstein G, Meinzer FC, Fisher JB, Machado K, Woodruff D, Jones T (2004) Leaf photosynthetic traits scale with hydraulic conductivity and wood density in Panamanian forest canopy trees. Oecologia 140:543-550

 Santiago LS, Goldstein G, Meinzer FC, Fownes J, Mueller-Dombois D (2000) Transpiration and forest structure in relation to soil waterlogging in a Hawaiian montane cloud forest. Tree Physiology 20:673-681


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department & Program Information

Department of Botany & Plant Sciences
2142 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4619
Fax: (951) 827-4437
E-mail: bpschair@ucr.edu

Plant Biology Graduate Program
CNAS Grad Student Affairs Office
1140 Batchelor Hall

Toll: (800) 735-0717
Tel: (951) 827-5688
Fax: (951) 827-5517
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