Diego Sotomayor – Bio

I am a 4th year PhD student at the Lab. I am interested in deserts and the processes that maintain their biodiversity. I have worked on plant dynamics and seed banks during my previous studies. My dissertation focuses on nurse plants and how they mediate direct and indirect effects for the surrounding biota, mainly plants and pollinator invertebrates. My field sites are located along the Atacama desert in 2 countries: Chile and Peru. When I am not enjoying research I play basketball, watch different kind of movies and travel to exciting places.