WELCOME TO THE KUPREWICZ LAB
A hub for investigating and teaching tropical biology
I am a Research Associate in the Department of Botany at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. I am also currently a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at the Institute of Ecology, Xalapa, Mexico. I study plant-animal interactions (primarily) in the tropics and how these interactions may be lost or altered in a changing world. I'm passionate about understanding ecological interactions and teaching the fascinating intricacies of these connections to students in the classroom and field. My fieldwork takes me to some of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on the planet: I have long-term projects in Costa Rica and a recently-started project in Mexico, near the tropical/temperate zone juncture.