Experts in the Field of Plant Ecology


Russo is expert in plant ecology, diversity and ecophysiology, especially of forests. Much of her work has been conducted in a rain forest in Borneo. She recently participated in a worldwide study of 673,046 trees on six continents that showed trees grow faster as they age, increasing the contribution of older trees to the Earth’s carbon cycle. Another recent study examined the relationship of ectomycorrhizal fungi with a family of tropical trees that proliferate in southeast Asian rain forests.