Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Andre Sanfiorenzo

Ph.D. Candidate

Advisor: Lisette Waits
Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences


Research Interests:

Andre obtained a BSc degree in horticulture form the university of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and an MSc in Tropical Agroforestry from CATIE in Costa Rica. Currently Andre is a PhD candidate part of the University of Idaho IGERT "Evaluating Resilience of Ecological and Social Systems in Changing Landscapes of Costa Rica and Idaho". His current research stems from a landscape genetics framework applied to tropical forests using genetic connectivity as an ecological resilience indicator. Specifically focusing on the impacts of forest fragmentation on the genetic diversity and reproductive ecology of bat-pollinated and bat-dispersed mid canopy tree species in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. Using conventional genetic markers and next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genetic diversity and structure and to infer contemporary and historic gene flow patterns for understory tree species (Symphonia globulifera and Quararibea bracteolosa) across the San Juan La Selva biological corridor in northeastern Costa Rica. Broader interests include: remote sensing, LUCC, functional connectivity, genetic diversity, sustainable agro ecosystems, interdisciplinary research.