Jess K Zimmerman

    Professor in Department of Environmental Sciences
    University of Puerto Rico

    Dr Jess Zimmerman earned his PhD in Ecology from the University of Utah, before continuing onto postdoctoral research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

    He currently holds the positions of Lead Principal Investigator of the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program, and Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. In addition to his research on tropical ecology in Puerto Rico, Dr Zimmerman has also developed educational tools and programs for school students, teachers, and university students.

    His work has been published in numerous prestigious publications, and findings from his research have contributed to our fundamental understanding of tropical ecosystems.