Peru Copal Project Collaborators

Copal Resin Ecology and Sustainable Harvest Research Project
Scientific collaborators and advisors

Euridice Honorio: Botanist, Director of Jenaro Herrera Research Center, Institute for the Investigation of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP), Iquitos, Peru.  Official IIAP collaborator with Center for Amazon Community Ecology/CECAMA for the Copal Project.

Cesar Delgado: Entomologist, Institute for the Investigation of the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, Peru.  Author of: Manejo de Insectos Plagas en la Amazonia: su aplicación en Camu Camu (Management of insect pests in the Amazon: its application in the camu camu fruit) and other articles about

Dr. Douglas Daly: Burseraceae specialist, Curator for Amazon Botany, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.  Author of numerous publications on the taxonomy of Burseraceae and other Amazon flora.

Dr. Charles O’Brien: Neotropical weevil specialist, research scientist in Entomology, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ. Retired professor of Entomology, Florida A & M University.  Author of numerous publications on the taxonomy of neotropical weevils.

Dr. Graham Rotheray: Fly specialist especially with Syrphidae (hoverflies), Principal Curator of Insects, Royal Museum, Edinborough, Scotland.  Author of the Colour guide to hoverfly larvae and numerous other publications on the morphology, ecology, and conservation of flies.

Dr. David Roubik: Tropical bee specialist, Staff scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama.  Author of Orchid bees of tropical America: Biology and Field Guide, Ecology and Natural History of Tropical Bees, and numerous other publications about tropical bees.

Dr. Jacques Delabie: Tropical ant specialist, Staff entomologist, Ant Laboratory, Center for Cacao Research, Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil.  Author of many publications on the taxonomy, ecology and chemistry of tropical ants.

Dr. Jean Langenheim: Resin chemistry and ecology specialist, Professor of Biology (emeritus), University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.  Author of Plant Resins: Chemistry, Evolution, Ecology, and Ethnobotany and many other publications on the chemistry and ecology of plant resins