Bier Kraichak

Bryophyte and lichen biology, Community ecology, Tropical Ecology, Evolutionary ecology, Biogeography, Natural history, Science education and curriculum, Teaching, and Culinary

General Interest

Dissertation Project

Curriculum VitaeBier_Kraichak_files/Kraichak%20CV%202011.pdf

My dissertation research is focusing on ecology and evolution of leaf-dwelling, or epiphyllous bryophytes. More specifically, I am investigating morphological adaptation epiphyllous bryophytes (Did a certain trait specifically evolve to become epiphyllous?), as well as assembly of community on leaves (Do all leaves have the same community of bryophytes? Is there host specificity?). My field work is based in Thailand and the island of Mo’orea in French Polynesia.


ekraichak at

Other Research Projects

- Liverwort Flora of Mo’orea, French Polynesia

  1. -Assembly of Cryptogam Community in a Long-term Forest Plot in Santa Cruz, California

  2. -Effects of host identity and architecture on epiphytic algae community

Personal WebsiteBier_Kraichak_files/Kraichak%20CV%202011_1.pdf