Poster Hall 2: Climate, Environment, & Ecology

Sophie Ruehr: Seeing Photosynthesis in Real Time: Measuring Ecosystem Carbon Sequestration from the Ground to Space with Solar-Induced Fluorescence

Sophie Ruehr: Seeing Photosynthesis in Real Time: Measuring Ecosystem Carbon Sequestration from the Ground to Space with Solar-Induced Fluorescence

Plants across the globe sequester carbon dioxide, naturally mitigating climate change.
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Carter Loftus: The collective dynamics of decision-making and sleep

Carter Loftus: The collective dynamics of decision-making and sleep

I study how baboons fulfill their need for sleep in the wild.
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Laura Clark: Dispersion of Microplastics in Wavy Flows

Laura Clark: Dispersion of Microplastics in Wavy Flows

Motivated by the problem of microplastics in the ocean, my most recent experiment investigates how small particles of different shapes ...
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Alison Ke: Habitat Conversion to Agriculture Reduces Avian Reproductive Behavior in Northwest Costa Rica

Alison Ke: Habitat Conversion to Agriculture Reduces Avian Reproductive Behavior in Northwest Costa Rica

Alison Ke is broadly interested in how global changes, such as climate and land-use change, affect tropical bird communities.
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Caroline Famiglietti: Prescribing Parameter–Environment Relationships Improves Prediction of Net Biome Exchange

Caroline Famiglietti: Prescribing Parameter–Environment Relationships Improves Prediction of Net Biome Exchange

My research focuses on improving our ability to predict the future of the land carbon sink, which directly controls how quickly CO2 ...
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James Fahlbusch: Investigating the Drivers of Cetacean Movement Across Temporal and Spatial Scales

James Fahlbusch: Investigating the Drivers of Cetacean Movement Across Temporal and Spatial Scales

My research focuses on leveraging novel technologies at the intersection of biologging, hydroacoustics, and remote sensing.
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Amy Wong: Using High-Throughput Sequencing to Determine the Diets of the Copepod Eurytemora Carolleeae and Pseudodiaptomus Forbesi in the San Francisco Estuary

Amy Wong: Using High-Throughput Sequencing to Determine the Diets of the Copepod Eurytemora Carolleeae and Pseudodiaptomus Forbesi in the San Francisco Estuary

Emerging research shows that the shortage of food is an influential driver for the rapid decline in abundance of the San Francisco ...
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Carly Hawkins: Elucidating the complexities of social monogamy and alternative mating tactics in songbirds using bioacoustics

Carly Hawkins: Elucidating the complexities of social monogamy and alternative mating tactics in songbirds using bioacoustics

In socially monogamous (but sexually promiscuous) songbirds, many mating tradeoffs are rooted in vocal communication, wherein females ...
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Joseph Novak: Fire’s Role in Ecosystem Change: Lessons from Lake Baikal

Joseph Novak: Fire’s Role in Ecosystem Change: Lessons from Lake Baikal

I am characterizing molecular fossils from Lake Baikal (southeastern Siberia) to learn how climate, fire regime, and regional ...
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Pooneh Kalhori: Climate Change Response in the Galápagos Yellow Warbler

Pooneh Kalhori: Climate Change Response in the Galápagos Yellow Warbler

For my project I am studying the response of the Galapagos Yellow Warbler to climate change.
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Shea Grady: Determining the Link Between Organic Alkalinity and Acid-Buffering Potential in Shallow Estuarine Habitats

Shea Grady: Determining the Link Between Organic Alkalinity and Acid-Buffering Potential in Shallow Estuarine Habitats

Coastal and estuarine environments are under heightened threat from localized acidity events as global climate change and urbanization ...
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Regina Spranger: The Future of North American Amphibians: A Story of Ecophysiology, Acclimation Potential, and Conservation

Regina Spranger: The Future of North American Amphibians: A Story of Ecophysiology, Acclimation Potential, and Conservation

I study how salamander physiology, specifically acclimation potential within and between generations, will be affected by climate change.
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