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Kim Valenta
Assistant Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B123
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Email: kimvalenta@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Toronto
  • M.A. University of Calgary
  • B.A. McGill University

Research Interests

Plant-animal co-evolution, sensory ecology, evolutionary ecology, conservation, Madagascar


Personal Statement

I am an evolutionary ecologist researching the interactions between wild plants and animals and how these can be affected by human activities. My research is integrative and multi-disciplinary and combines field observations of animal foraging behavior in the tropics with diverse analytical techniques – including chemistry and spectroscopy – to quantify plant attractants and deterrents.


Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Honors


Selected Publications

 

More Publications Available on Google Scholar


Contribution to Science

 


Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

 

Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

 

Courses Taught

“Paradoxes in the Cultural Ecology of Madagascar: Identity, Cosmology, and Economic Choice in a Hypervariable Environment”

Bram Tucker, University of Georgia

Dr. Tucker is associate professor of anthropology. His publications include: “Inequalities beyond the Gini: Subsistence, social structure, gender, and markets in southwestern Madagascar.” Economic Anthropology (co-author, 2015); “When the wealthy are poor: Poverty explanations and local perspectives in southwestern Madagascar.” American Anthropologist (co-author, 2011); and “Applying behavioral ecology and behavioral economics to conservation and development planning: Example from the Mikea Forest, Madagascar.” Human Nature (2007).

Friday 12 February @ 3:30 in 404 Grinter

A reception will follow

“Paradoxes in the Cultural Ecology of Madagascar: Identity, Cosmology, and Economic Choice in a Hypervariable Environment”

Bram Tucker, University of Georgia

Dr. Tucker is associate professor of anthropology. His publications include: “Inequalities beyond the Gini: Subsistence, social structure, gender, and markets in southwestern Madagascar.” Economic Anthropology (co-author, 2015); “When the wealthy are poor: Poverty explanations and local perspectives in southwestern Madagascar.” American Anthropologist (co-author, 2011); and “Applying behavioral ecology and behavioral economics to conservation and development planning: Example from the Mikea Forest, Madagascar.” Human Nature (2007).

Friday 12 February @ 3:30 in 404 Grinter

A reception will follow