The British Ecological Society (BES) came out with a Journal of Ecology Virtual Issue “Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene” in honor of the theme of the 2016 Ecological Society of America meeting. One of my papers on global change in the alpine tundra is included in the Virtual Issue.
I was also interviewed by David Gibson from BES about my views on Novel Ecosystems, see the podcast on the Journal of Ecology blog here.
I was a SEEDS mentor again this year at the annual ESA meeting in Fort Lauderdale. It was a special year because SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Below is a photo from the SEEDS mentor/mentee breakfast. My mentee this year was Laurel Brigham from UC San Diego.
Once again I was a SEEDS mentor at ESA for the Centennial Celebration in Baltimore. SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) is a program that aims to increase diversity in the ecology profession and promote underrepresented students to participate and pursue careers in ecology. Below is a photo of all the SEEDS students this year, including my mentee Edauri Navarro from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
I was invited to give a talk at The Renaissance International School in Oakland, CA. I talked with middle schoolers about how global change and land use change are causing woody encroachment in the alpine.
I was a SEEDS mentor at ESA this year. SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) is a program which aims to increase diversity in the ecology profession and promote underrepresented students to participate and pursue careers in ecology. A photo of my mentee Lorianny Rivera (University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras) and myself at the poster session.
Luke Tillmann, an undergrad whom I have been mentoring, presented a poster titled Topographically Controlled Vegetation Dynamics in the Colorado Rocky Mountains at Cal Day, April 2014. This independent research is the topic of his senior thesis, and he is currently working on writing this up as a manuscript for publication.
My photo of our global change experiment at Niwot Ridge got on the cover of American Journal of Botany (second photo down on the left)! It is the July 2013 Special Issue on Global Biological Change. The photo shows the warming chambers used to study the effects of elevated temperature on the alpine. Check out my paper in that issue: Nitrogen deposition, plant carbon allocation, and soil microbes: changing interactions due to enrichment.