PJ Torres

Department: Biology
Research: Tropical Biology; Ecosystem Ecology, Freshwater Biology
Degrees: B.S. University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras campus)
Ph.D. Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia

Contact Info

Email: ptorres@allegheny.edu
Phone: (814) 332-2970
Website: Torres Lab

Office Info

Office Location: Steffee Hall of Life Sciences B.121

Student Office Hours:
Mondays: 1 – 4 pm
Tuesdays: 5 – 6 pm
Fridays: 1 – 3 pm

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the structure and function of freshwater ecosystems. Current projects are based on Northwestern Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico streams, lakes, wetlands, and reservoirs. My Allegheny College Lab group is currently assessing: (1) seasonal variation and disturbance effects on streams within the French Creek Watershed, (2) how large disturbance events and consumer assemblage extirpations shape tropical island streams, (3) how do pathogens affect ecosystem-level properties in small ponds, and (4) the distribution and success of invasive species in lakes and reservoirs.

Please visit our Lab website for more information: https://sites.google.com/allegheny.edu/torreslab