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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: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 71



Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
  2. Mississippi State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute