Denny Fernandez Viso

Dr. Denny  S. Fernández del Viso

Role: Professor

School: University of Puerto Rico at Humacao

Department: Biology Página Académica

Telephone: (787) 850-0000 x-9162


Education – Professional Preparation:

1997        Doctorate (Ph. D.), Biology-Ecology                        University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras

1991       Master (M. Sc.), Agronomy-Crop Physiology          Central University of Venezuela-Maracay

1983       Bachelor (B. Sc.), Biology                                        Simón Bolívar University-Caracas


Accademic Experience

University of Puerto Rico-Humacao, Assistant Professor, full time, 1999 – 2002

University of Puerto Rico-Humacao, Associate Professor, full time, 2002 – 2008

University of Puerto Rico-Humacao, Full Professor, full time, 2008 – present


Non-academic experience

Resource Center for Science and Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, Project Coordinator of the Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, 1997 – 1999, full time.



English and Spanish


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ecological Society of America.

 Professional Development Activities

Modern geospatial data analysis with R, two-day (16 hours contact) workshop, Studio Conference 2020, San Francisco, January 27-30, 2020.

Publications and presentations:

Sterling, E., Bravo, A., Porzecanski, A. L., Burks, R. L., Linder, J., Langen, T., Fernández, D. S., Ruby, D. and N. Bynum.  2016. Think before (and after) you speak: practice and self-reflection bolster oral communication skills. Journal of college Science Teaching 45(6):87-99.

Bravo, A., Porzecanski, A., Sterling, E., Bynum, N., Cawthorn, M., Fernández, D. S., Freeman, L., Ketcham, S., Leslie, T., Mull, J. and D. Vogler.  2016. Teaching for higher levels of thinking: developing quantitative and analytical skills in environmental science courses. Ecosphere 7(4): 01290.10.1002/ecs2.1290.

Rojas-Sandoval J., E. Meléndez-Ackerman, J. Fumero-Cabán, M.A. García-Bermúdez, J. Sustache, S. Aragón, M. Morales, G. Olivieri and D.S. Fernández.  2016. Long-term understory vegetation dynamics and responses to ungulate exclusion in the dry forest of Mona Island. Caribbean Naturalist, Special Issue No. 1:138-156.

Meléndez-Ackerman, E. J., J. Rojas-Sandoval, D. S. Fernández, G. González, H. López, J. Sustache, M. Morales, M. García-Bermúdez and S. Aragón. 2016. Associations between soil variables and vegetation structure and composition of Caribbean dry forests. Caribbean Naturalist, special Issue No. 1:176-198.

Hampton, S. E. Matthew, B. Jones, L. A. Wasser, M. P. Schildhauer, S. R. Supp, J. Brun, R. R. Hernandez, C. Boettiger, S. L. Collins, L. J. Gross, D. S. Fernandez, A. Budden, E. P. White, T. K. Teal, S. G. Labou, and J. E. Aukema.  2017. Skills and Knowledge for Data-Intensive Environmental Research.  Bioscience 67(6):546-557.

Inicio Departamento
UPR Humacao – Departamento de Biología – Call Box 860 – Humacao, PR 00792
Teléfono: (787) 850-9388, (787) 850-9483, @UPRH , UPRH