Interfaces of Global Change IGEP welcomes 13 fellows for Fall 2019

Thirteen new Ph.D. students will join the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP this fall.  Their fields of study include freshwater ecology, soil biogeochemistry, environmental education, macroevolutionary dynamics, and more. We look forward to their positive contributions, engaging questions, and new ideas.  Welcome!

Meet our newest fellows:

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Gaelle Blanvillain

Working with Dr. Bill Hopkins (Fish and Wildlife Conservation)

Research interests: How rapid environmental changes affect the physiology, behavior and health of endemic populations of reptiles and amphibians, and the consequences at the population level of such changes over the long term.

Nicholas Bone

Working with Dr. Josef Used (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Trait adaptation, phylogenetic comparative methods, and macroevolutionary dynamics

Jenn Brousseau

Working with Dr. Marc Stern (Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation)

Research interests: Human dimensions of wildlife; motivations behind environmental awareness and pro-environmental behavior; environmental education-specifically informal STEM learning; climate change adaptation

Emma Bueren

Working with Dr. Lisa Belden (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: disease ecology

Melissa Burt

Working with Dr. Susan Whitehead (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Species interactions, community ecology, climate change, habitat fragmentation, functional traits

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Mariana Gelambi

Working with Dr. Susan Whitehead (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: evolutionary biology, zoology, chemical ecology, general bat biology

Macy Kailing

Working with Dr. Kate Langwig (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Infectious disease ecology, host-pathogen coevolution, wildlife and ecosystem health, heterogeneity in host susceptibility

Sarah Kuchinsky

Working with Dr. Nisha Duggal (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Infectious disease ecology, host-pathogen coevolution, wildlife and ecosystem health, heterogeneity in host susceptibility

Abby Lewis

Working with Dr. Cayelan Carey (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Freshwater ecology, nutrient cycling, and science communication

Amanda Pennino

Working with Drs. Kevin McGuire and Brian Strahm (Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation)

Research interests: Soil biogeochemistry of forested ecosystems; geochemistry, watershed hydrology and forest ecology

Sara Teemer

Working with Dr. Dana Hawley (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Disease ecology, behavioral ecology, and microbiology

Heather Wander

Working with Dr. Cayelan Carey (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Limnology, plankton dynamics, food web interactions, climate change, water quality

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Amber Wendler

Working with Dr. Ignacio Moore (Biological Sciences)

Research interests: Behavioral ecology, conservation biology, and ornithology

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