• Associate Professor (Lecturer), Honors College
  • Professor (Lecturer), Honors College
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School Of Biological Sciences


  • Evaporation (Creative Nonfiction Essay), Wasatch Reflections, anthology. Published, 09/2014.
  • The Darien (Creative Nonfiction Essay), Saltfront. Published, 02/2014.
  • Measuring light in a Congo rainforest (Essay). Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, January. Published, 01/2012.
  • Bread and Stone (Short Story), Fish, Anthology, Cork, Ireland. Published, 03/2011.
  • Plastic Trust (Creative Nonfiction Essay) in Are We Feeling Better Yet? Edited Volume. PenUltimate Press, St. Louis, MO. Published, 06/2009.
  • Words Mountains Speak (Book Review) of Contact by Jeffrey M. McCarthy. High Country News.. Published, 09/2008.
  • The Space Around a Heart (Short Story) Wasatch Journal. April. Published, 04/2008.
  • Why We Run (Essay) City Weekly. June 7, 2007. Published, 06/2007.
  • Canopy Shyness (Short Story) SEED Magazine. June issue. Published, 06/2006.
  • The Scorpion’s Tail. Novel. Curbstone Press. Published, 10/2005.
  • Experimenting with Birds (Short Story) River City. . Published, 02/2004.
  • Causes and consequences of mono-dominance in tropical lowland forests. American Naturalist 134:141-153. Published, 05/2001.
  • Gross, N.D., S.D. Torti, P.D. Coley and D.H. Feener Jr. Tropical monodominance: is reduced herbivory important? Biotropica: 32:430-439. Published, 01/2000.
  • Torti, S.D. and P.D. Coley. Tropical monodominance: a preliminary test of the ectomycorrhizal hypothesis. Biotropica 31:220-228. Published, 10/1999.
  • Torti, S.D., P.D. Coley and D.A Janos. Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in two tropical monodominant tree species. Journal of Tropical Ecology 13:623-629. Published, 10/1997.
  • Torti, S.D., M.D. Dearing and T.A. Kursar. A new method of tannin extraction from leaves. Journal of Chemical Ecology 11:233-237. Published, 01/1995.


  • Danish, functional.
  • Spanish, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Northern Europe