Frederick N. Scatena III (1954–2013; Fig. 1) began his career with the Forest Service in 1987 after obtaining his PhD at John Hopkins University (1987) and working with the US Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 1977–1979, Malawi in 1982, and Jamaica in 1983. During the 24 short years he spent conducting research in the Luquillo Mountains, Fred dedicated most of his energies to the study of the Bisley Watersheds and made them nationally and internationally known for the research conducted in those humid steeplands. Fred also made fundamental contributions to the conservation of cloud forests and more recently was focusing his work on the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory, which aimed at understanding the geochemical processes of the Luquillo Mountains. At the University of Pennsylvania, where Fred was Professor and Chair in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the School of Arts & Sciences (2002–2013), he also became engaged in Urban Forestry Research.
Lugo, A. E. (2014): Frederick N Scatena: A tropical geomorphologist. Forest Ecology and Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.11.002