Judith X. Becerra

Judith Becerra is an associate professor at Biosphere 2, University of Arizona. A Fulbright, Beckman, and National Geographic award winner, Becerra’s research interests include the evolution and ecology of the genus Bursera and its interaction with herbivores, with special focus on the chemical adaptation of plants and the behavioral counteradaptations of insects. She has published more than thirty articles on the phylogeny, ecology, chemistry, and ethnobotany of Bursera in scientific journals that include Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. She is currently studying the chemical and genomic links between stinkbugs and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Elephant Trees, Copales, and Cuajiotes

Elephant Trees, Copales, and Cuajiotes

A Natural History of Bursera

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