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Population Biology and Habitat Suitability Modeling of Solanum Conocarpum in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


April 2010 - July 2010


1. Conduct a literature review to update information on abundance, distribution, habitat relationships, and potential threats to the species
2. Determine abundance and distribution, life stages, and current threats
3. Develop spatial models of suitable and predicted habitat
4. Provide assessment of current and potential threats to the species

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Palumbo, M.D., J.P. Fleming, O.A. Monsegur and F.J. Vilella. 2016. A GIS Model of Habitat Suitability for Solanum conocarpum (Solanaceae) in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Caribbean Naturalist 36:1-10. Abstract | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1949

Presentations: 4261



Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey