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Dov's work examines species’ responses to climate change, the impacts of species invasions, the timing of species extinctions, and the mertis of alternative conservation strategies.
Laura's work in the Sax Lab examines how data on the climate conditions of species native, naturalized and horticultural ranges can be combined to better understand how plant species will respond to changes in climate. She has strong interests and expertise in understanding how to measure and charactize niche conservatism.
Emily's dissertation explores whether tropical species can mitigate the effects of climate change through elevational range shifts. She is studying epiphytic species along climatic and elevational gradients in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Her work integrates biogeographic and local scale data to investigate the controls on species' niche boundaries, with an aim of predicting species' risks from climate change.
Donny is interested broadly in global change ecology. He has a special interest in understanding how species geographic distributions will shift in response to changes in climate.
Sam is interested broadly in ecology and global change. She is a key leader in the labs's efforts to explore the factors that limit the geographic distributions of plants, using naturalized and horticultural distributions as a novel source of insight on the importance of climate in setting range boundaries.
Yesenia is interested broadly in tropical forest biology and conservation. After studying epiphytes in Monteverde, she invested time in learning mist netting techniques for birds and bats. She is now conducting a senior thesis exploring change in avian communities in response to climate change using data she collected mist netting birds in Costa Rica.
Bailey is interested in the conservation challenges associated with global change. Her senior thesis investigates the evidence that tree species in North America that were once dispersed by megafauna (such as now extinct mastodons, giant ground sloths and camels) have native range extents that underrepresent the climatic conditions in which these species can thrive.
Kenji is broadly interested in biogeographical patterns with a particular interest in latidudinal gradients. His current research in the lab explores how ecosystem function (such as plant productivity rates) are influenced by the intersection of two factors: climate conditions and the fraction of a species assemblage dominated by non-native species.
Dr. Kathryn Amatangelo
State Univesity of New York, Brockport
Dr. Regan Early
University of Exeter
Dr. Sarah Ivory
Ohio State University
Dr. Heinke Jaeger
Charles Darwin Foundation
Dr. Jacquelyn Gill
University of Maine
Dr. John Zinda
Undergraduate Thesis Students
Ada Bersoza Hernandez
Master's student, University of Florida
Master's student, Brown University
Natural History and Travel
Sustainable Farming and Education
Research Technician, Northeastern University
Natural History and Travel
PhD student, Georgetown University
Tutor & Musician (& current Sax Lab collaborator)
PhD student, Univ. of California, San Diego
Research Technician, Univ. of Washington
Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy