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Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Koptur's research focuses on understanding plant/animal interactions including herbivory and pollination and is particularly interested to determine the following:

  1. The effects of habitat fragmentation on plant reproduction and insect/plant interactions in pine rocklands.
  2. The tritrophic interactions mediated by extrafloral nectar – plant protection by ants and other predators.

Her research also spans in areas of cultivation of native wildflowers for creation of butterfly gardens, ecological schoolyards, and habitat restoration for rare species.

Please visit the following link to view Dr. Koptur’s current projects


Please visit the following link to view Dr. Koptur’s current publications


Suzanne Koptur

11200 SW 8th St, OE 232

Miami, FL 33199

Suzanne.Koptur@fiu.edu - 305-348-3103

FIU International Center for Tropical Botany