Poster Hall 2: Climate, Environment, & Ecology

Telling Stories About Science by Isabella Backman | Kimball Foundation

Telling Stories About Science by Isabella Backman | Kimball Foundation

Isabella Backman is a Master’s student in the Science Communication Program where she tells exciting stories about science to a general audience.
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Phototherapy and Childhood Cancer in a Northern California Cohort by Jean Digitale

Phototherapy and Childhood Cancer in a Northern California Cohort by Jean Digitale

My aim is to improve the care of hospitalized pediatric patients using electronic health record data. The objective of this project was to assess the effect of phototherapy on childhood cancer.
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Effects of interaction with coral reefs on evolution of fishes by Katherine Corn

Effects of interaction with coral reefs on evolution of fishes by Katherine Corn

Katherine is interested in the evolutionary mechanisms underlying the diversity of vertebrates.
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Connecting movement ecology and population dynamics for a large carnivore in a human-dominated landscape by Anna Nisi

Connecting movement ecology and population dynamics for a large carnivore in a human-dominated landscape by Anna Nisi

I study puma movement ecology, population dynamics, and the interplay between the two in the Santa Cruz Mountains, with the goal of better understanding how large carnivores and humans can coexist in mixed-used and fragmented landscapes.
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Investigating leaf trait coordination to inform species bioclimatic limits by Anjum Kaur Gujral

Investigating leaf trait coordination to inform species bioclimatic limits by Anjum Kaur Gujral

Through my master's research I am investigating coordination in leaf traits, in order to elucidate relationships between plant growth and water-use strategies in the context of current and future climates within a species distribution range.
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The impact of extreme climate events on extinction risk and the role of evolution by Kelsey Lyberger

The impact of extreme climate events on extinction risk and the role of evolution by Kelsey Lyberger

In this work, I model how evolution can help or hurt a population experiencing extreme events, such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts. I explore how heritability affects population extinction under extreme events that vary in their severity, frequency, and duration.
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Predator effects on migratory prey behavior and the population-level consequences by Megan Sabal

Predator effects on migratory prey behavior and the population-level consequences by Megan Sabal

My research asks how predators affect migratory prey behavior and what are the population consequences?
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Using satellites to study plants and climate change from above by Sophie Ruehr

Using satellites to study plants and climate change from above by Sophie Ruehr

Satellites orbiting the Earth provide critical information about how our planet is changing as humans emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
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Response of an Endemic Galapagos Bird to Future Climate Change by Pooneh Kalhori

Response of an Endemic Galapagos Bird to Future Climate Change by Pooneh Kalhori

For my project I am studying the response of the Galapagos Yellow Warbler to climate change. Because these birds can be found on multiple different islands and at various elevations, I hope to determine if there is any association between gene and elevation.
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Scholars from this hall are presenting their work in the CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, & ECOLOGY roundtable discussion.