Johel Chaves

Ecology Instructor

  • Country:
    • Costa Rica
  • Business:
    • Study Abroad


Johel Chaves is a Costa Rican ecologist and bird specialist. He earned a B.A. and MSc from the University of Costa Rica, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. Post doctoral work at the University of New Orleans.  Johel is a Costa Rican ornithologist who has studied frugivory in birds around Monteverde, as well as antbirds and army ant interactions at La Selva Biological Station. He has published works on sea birds, bird song, fish, snails, and shrimp. He is also currently a graduate advisor for Costa Rican students studying at the University of Costa Rica.

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