Oscar Rocha

Associate Professor


Department of Biological Sciences

Kent State University

256 Cunningham Hall

Kent, OH 44242


Phone: (330) 672 2297

Fax: (330) 672 3713

Email: orocha@kent.edu


Lab members







Research interests The goal of my work has been to study genetic variation in natural populations of plants and animals using molecular markers. I am interested in understanding how ecological factors, such as reproductive biology and human disturbances, affect the distribution of genetic variation. This information is useful for establishing conservation strategies for these populations. For more information on current projects click on the links below.


Biological invasions

Biology of tropical dry forest trees

Montane and Paramo vegetation

Genetic resources