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Postdocs

Thomas Azwell

Environmental Scientist

Email: azwell@berkeley.edu

Office: 124 Giannini Hall

Phone: 510-717-4404

Lab Phone: 510-643-9171

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Research Interests

Soil remediation, habitat restoration, biomimicry, biodiversity, ethnobotany, oil spill response, dissemination of innovation, cognitive development, organic agriculture, industrial ecology


Research Description

Oil Remediation and Restoration

I design systems which remediate and transform polluted soil, such as crude oil impacted soils. These systems rely on the ability of microbes and their constituents, both naturally occurring and induced, to…[read more]

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Enric Batllori Presas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: enric.batllori@gmail.com

Office: 324 Muldford Hall

Phone: 510.643.1377

Website(s): The Moritz Lab   Research group of phytography and vegetation mapping

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Research Description

I am broadly interested in ecosystem responses to disturbance under global change scenarios and its potential effects on landscape structure at several spatial and temporal scales. My current research is focused on: i) developing a…[read more]

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Lisa Becking

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: becking@berkeley.edu

Office: 221 Hilgard Hall

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Marine biodiversity and biogeography

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Martin Beland

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Karl Berg

Postdoctoral Researcher

Website(s): Research Page   

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Kai Blaisdell

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: blaisdell@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Website   LinkedIn

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Research Description

My research addresses fundamental questions about the ecology of emerging vector-borne viruses of plants. Specifically, I study the effects of host plant water status, vector species, vector behavior, and virus species or genetic…[read more]

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Michael Bogan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: mbogan@berkeley.edu

Office: 304 Mulford Hall

Website(s): Personal website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Description

My research focuses on how disturbance and dispersal processes shape local population, community, and metacommunity patterns in streams. I’m most interested in how life-history traits of aquatic organisms (e.g. dispersal modes) interact with stream flow…[read more]

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Daniel Casado

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: dcasado@berkeley.edu

Office: 5057 Valley Life Sciences Building

Phone: (510) 642-3989

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Description

My academic background is in agronomy, and I have been working on chemical ecology and behavior of orchard pests since I started my PhD in 2002. My interest is focused on the research and implementation…[read more]

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Dong-Hwan Choe

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: dchoe003@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Description

Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) behavior, chemical ecology, nestmate recognition in social insects, the learning process, inter-specific interactions, urban entomology, exploring and developing novel urban pest management strategies by exploiting innate / learned behaviors of pestiferous insects…[read more]

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Marcia DeLonge

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: marciadelonge@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Description

I am broadly interested in applying field measurements and numerical models to understand the influences of surface cover and land management on atmospheric processes.  I have an interdisciplinary background emphasizing atmospheric science, hydrology, and biogeochemistry.

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Sara Jo Dickens

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: sara.jo.dickens@berkeley.edu

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Research Interests

I am broadly interested in plant-soil feedbacks, specifically in reference to exotic plant invasion and wildland restoration. Additionally, I am interested in working with land managers in identifying current and future land management needs in restoration ecology. My work asks questions that address not only ecological theories that can guide management planning, but also applied questions that assess effectiveness of current management methods.

Research Description

My background is in plant, soil, invasion and restoration ecology, biogeochemical cycling in reference to ecosystem functions, and fire ecology. Currently, I am assessing whether land management practices, land use history and environmental conditions interact…[read more]

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Eveline Diepeveen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: eveline.diepeveen@berkeley.edu

Office: 326 Hillgard Hall

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Evolutionary Biology

Research Description

Genetic mechanisms of adaptive evolution in White Sands lizards using comparative population genomics.

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Iryna Dronova

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: idronova@berkeley.edu

Office: 222 Mulford

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Biodiversity and Conservation, Coupled Human and Natural Systems

Research Description

I am interested in diverse aspects of landscape ecology including: multi-scale structure of ecosystems and scaling of ecological processes from local to regional and global levels; the role of spatial heterogeneity in ecosystem response to disturbance,…[read more]

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Greg Drozd

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Atmospheric Chemistry

Research Description

Weathering of oil following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Detailed chemical analysis of gasoline and diesel emissions from domestic vehicles and trucks

The weathering of oil following the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill has large implications for both the air…[read more]

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Tim Engelkes

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: tengelkes@berkeley.edu

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Clinton W. Epps

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: buzzard@berkeley.edu

Office: 8 Mulford Hall

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Description

My general research interests include the study of dispersal and connectivity, fragmented populations, metapopulation dynamics, effects of climate change, and the application of population genetics to estimating dispersal and other population parameters.

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Anne Eschtruth

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: eschtruth@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Interests

forest ecology, invasion biology, conservation biology, and quantitative methods in ecology

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Emily Farrer

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: ecfarrer@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Research website   

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Research Interests

Global change biology, plant-soil microbe interactions, alpine tundra, plant invasion

Research Description

My research is broadly aimed at understanding the interactions that structure plant communities in space and time. These range from competition, facilitation, interactions with soil microbes, and climatic and environmental pressures. My research also focuses…[read more]

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Kari Roesch Goodman

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Description

I’m interested in how species form and diversify. In my research, I combine tools from phylogenetics, population genetics and animal communication to examine what promotes speciation and diversification in evolutionary radiations. My primary geographic focus is the Hawaiian…[read more]

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Juyoung Ha

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: juyoung@gmail.com

Office: 151B Hilgard Hall

Phone: 510-642-7273

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Research Description

Juyoung is currently studying the role of mass transfer limitations of substrates, metabolites and oxygen at the scale of soil aggregates in controlling Se cycling and mobility under diffusive conditions mimicking in situ conditions. Our project is…[read more]

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Nyeema Harris

Post-doctoral Researcher

Email: nyeema@berkeley.edu

Office: 8 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-643-3918

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

community ecology, biogeography, conservation science, zoonotic disease, global change biology

Research Description

My research explores how perturbations such as climate change, species extirpations, or land-use alter biotic interactions across space and structure communities. Presently, I am studying lemur-parasite networks over gradients of land protection in Madagascar and mammal…[read more]

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Katherine Hayden

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: khayden@berkeley.edu

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Tory Hendry

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Email: thendry@berkeley.edu

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

bacterial evolution and ecology, host-microbe interactions

Research Description

I am broadly interested in how host interactions shape the evolution and ecology of bacteria. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan in 2012,…[read more]

Julie Jedlicka

Julie Jedlicka

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Shalene Jha

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: s.jha@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Description

My primary research interest is to understand how local and regional agro-ecological landscapes influence plant and pollinator communities, their gene flow processes, and their ability to provide ecosystem services.  Broadly, this research program covers topics…[read more]

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Christopher F. Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: christopherfjones@gmail.com

Website(s): Christopher Jones Research Website   

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Research Description

I am a historian of energy, technology, and environment.

I research the ways that we have come to use and depend on fossil fuel energy sources and how these decisions have transformed the relationships between humans, technology, and nature.

I…[read more]

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Laurie Koteen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: lkoteen@berkeley.edu

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Fabien Labroussaa

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: flabroussaa@berkeley.edu

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Tzeng Yih Lam

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: tylam.forest@gmail.com

Website(s): Potts Group Research Page   

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Research Description

I am a Malaysian forest mensurationist who works in the area of sampling, silviculture and data analysis, likes field work, and enjoys living in different cultures to learn their ways of seeing and managing forests.

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Justin E. Lawrence

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: jlawrence@berkeley.edu

Office: 302 Wellman Hall

Lab Phone: 510-642-5913

Fax: 510-642-7428

Website(s): Personal Website   

Research Group(s):   

Office Hours: Thursday 11-2

Research Interests

stream ecology; hydrology; biological monitoring and assessment; water quality; flow modelling; climate change; benthic macroinvertebrates

Research Description

My research follows three lines: 1) development of metrics and analysis techniques for biological monitoring and assessment of water quality; 2) habitat manipulations to examine flow-alteration and ecological-response relationships; and 3) environmental flow modelling to…[read more]

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Andy Lyons

Postdoctoral Scholar

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Description

Conservation, development and land use in southern Africa

My research examines patterns of conservation, rural development, and land use in southern Africa, primarily Zambia. I compare and contrast the types of information gathered from different methods…[read more]

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Pierre Mariotte

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Swiss National Science Foundation)

Email: pierre.mariotte@berkeley.edu

Office: 147 Mulford Hall

Website(s): Research website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Description

I am a community ecologist broadly interested in above and belowground linkages and ecosystem functioning. My research aimed at understanding the role of plant-soil interactions and feedbacks on ecosystem functioning in grasslands, specifically in reference to species invasion, climate and land-use changes.

 …[read more]

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Pawel Misztal

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: pkm@berkeley.edu

Office: 251B Hilgard Hall

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Research Interests

Atmospheric Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Climate Change, Volatile Organic Compounds, Aerosol Precursors, Photooxidation, Aircraft measurements, Eddy Covariance, Deposition

Research Description

My scientific interests are relatively broad and include among others: 1) quantification of fluxes of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by eddy covariance at ecosystem (tower) and regional (aircraft) scales; 2)  understanding the fate, transformations and…[read more]

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Lora Morandin

Postdoctoral Researcher

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Interests

I am interested in conservation of natural land and restoration within agroecosystems.

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Helene Morlon

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: hmorlon@berkeley.edu

Office: 209-201-7292

Website(s): Potts Group Research Page   Research Website

Research Group(s):   

Research Description

Helene mostly works on problems at the interface between ecology and evolution. She combines theory and empirical work to understand the processes underlying current biodiversity patterns.

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Sébastien Nusslé

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: snussle@berkeley.edu

Office: 130 Mulford Hall

Phone: (510) 643 - 9688

Website(s): Research gate   LinkedIn

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes

Research Description

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My main project is to analyse data from a conservation program of the State of California. Naturally fishless lakes in the Yosemite area were extensively stocked with non-native salmonids…[read more]

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Jessica O’Connell

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Patty Oikawa

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: patty.oikawa@gmail.com

Office: 107 Hilgard Hall

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Brian Ort

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Description

I am interested in the causes and consequences of barriers to gene flow among natural populations. Gene flow can be reduced by factors such as physical barriers that prevent dispersal, by interspecific interactions such as…[read more]

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Justine Owen

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: justineosaur@gmail.com

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Description

I’m interested in the intersection of soils, climate, geochemistry, geochronology, and geomorphology, and what we can learn about Earth and other planets combining techniques from these disciplines.

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Christine Parent

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: ceparent@berkeley.edu

Office: 331 Hilgard Hall

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Speciation, colonization, adaptation to novel environments, competition, community assembly

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Laura R. Prugh

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: prugh@berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-643-3918

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Food web interactions and multi-species conservation

Research Description

My primary research interest is the role of food web interactions in multi-species conservation. Increasingly, we are facing conservation dilemmas in which endangered species eat each other or compete for resources; thus, actions which help…[read more]

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Karthik Ram

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: karthik.ram@berkeley.edu

Office: 201 Wellman

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

I work on fundamental questions related to population biology.

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Benjamin S. Ramage

Postdoctoral Researcher (Potts Lab)

Email: bsramage@berkeley.edu

Office: 213 Mulford Hall

Website(s): Research Website   

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My research is focused at the intersection of community ecology, disturbance ecology, forest management, and conservation. I investigate the community-level effects of forest disturbances, both natural and anthropogenic, and develop management strategies that balance conservation goals…[read more]

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Padmini Rangamani

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: Padmini.rangamani@berkeley.edu

Lab Phone: 510-643-2159

Website(s): Research Website   

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Jeanine Refsnider

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: refsnider@berkeley.edu

Office: 3 Hilgard

Website(s): Research website   

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Research Description

My research interests involve understanding the mechanisms (i.e., adaptive genetic change, local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity) underlying species’ responses to rapid environmental change, and the potential of those mechanisms to compensate for the effects of environmental…[read more]

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Adam Retchless

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: adam.retchless@berkeley.edu

Office: 101 Wellman Hall

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Leilei Ruan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: ruanleilei@berkeley.edu

Office: 140 Hilgard Hall

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Yonatan Sher

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: sheryo@berkeley.edu

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Ashfaq Sial

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: ashsial@berkeley.edu

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Erica N. Spotswood

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: espots@berkeley.edu

Office: 147 Hilgard Hall

Lab Phone: 510-642-1334

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):     

Research Description

I am currently a postdoctoral scholar in Katharine Suding’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley. I am an ecologist interested in how species interactions structure plant communities. Much of my research has focused on…[read more]

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Chantal Stoner

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: cjstoner@berkeley.edu

Website(s): Research Website   

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Research Interests

My general interests focus on the conservation of African wildlife and include basic research on behavior, physiology and ecology.

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Henry Streby

Postdoctoral Fellow

Website(s): Research Page   

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Anna Sturrock

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Email: a.sturrock@berkeley.edu

Office: 304 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-643-9688

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Using biominerals to answer questions about fish spatial ecology, life history diversity, population structure and management.

Research Description

I am interested in marine fish movements and stock structure, and how it ties into sustainable management. For my current (UCB) and previous (UCSC) postdoctoral positions I have been focusing on Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) life history…[read more]

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Cove Sturtevant

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: csturtevant@berkeley.edu

Office: 105 Hilgard Hall

Lab Phone: 510-642-9048

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Research Description

My research interests center on greenhouse gas exchange from different land use types. Specifically, I am interested in the mechanisms that control the spatial and temporal variability of GHG exchange, and how ecosystems can be…[read more]

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Adriana Sulak

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: sulak@berkeley.edu

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Daniel Turek

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: dturek@berkeley.edu

Office: 493 Evans Hall

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Computational software, Bayeisan algorithms, model uncertainty and Model averaging

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Wendy Turner

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: wturner@berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-643-1227

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

I am interested in wildlife and disease ecology, with a focus on African savanna ecosystems.

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Jamie Voyles

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: jamie.voyles@gmail.com

Office: 146 Hilgard Hall

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Jennifer Weaver

Post-doctoral Scholar

Email: jennweaver@berkeley.edu

Office: 221 Hilgard Hall

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Ecological Modelling

Research Description

Jenn is broadly interested in building models of our changing ecosystems, with a focus on invasive species, climate change and land use change, and within the larger framework of conservation and food security. Specifically, Jenn…[read more]

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Thea Whitman

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: whitman@berkeley.edu

Office: 17 Hilgard Hall

Website(s): Research   

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Research Interests

Soil microbial ecology, soil biogeochemistry, soil organic matter, climate change

Research Description

During my postdoc I will be working in Mary Firestone’s lab on a collaborative DOE project, where I will be examining how organic soil carbon decomposition and stabilization processes in soil are impacted by the interactions…[read more]

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Sebastian Wolf

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: sewolf@berkeley.edu

Office: 107 Hilgard Hal

Phone: +1 510 642 2421

Website(s): Research   Personal

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Research Description

My research is focused on the biosphere-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy in terrestrial ecosystems. I am specifically interested in the effects of land use change and extreme events (e.g. drought) on…[read more]

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Wendy Yang

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: wendy_yang@berkeley.edu

Office: 131A Hilgard Hall

Phone: 510-642-3874

Website(s): Research Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology

Research Description

I am broadly interested in how human activities are changing how natural and managed ecosystems function and how ecosystem responses to global change can feedback to drive or slow future global change. My research is…[read more]

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Naama Raz Yaseef

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: naama.ry@berkeley.edu

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

Ecohydrology of an oak savanna

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Lindsay Yee

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Jin Yu

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: jinyu@nature.berkeley.edu

Lab Phone: 510-643-2159

Website(s): Research Website   

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Adam Zeilinger

Insect Ecologist

Email: arz@berkeley.edu

Office: 203 Wellman Hall

Phone: (510)642-1603

Website(s): Personal Website   

Research Group(s):   

Research Interests

applied insect ecology; integrated pest management; ecological risk analysis; invasion biology; disease ecology; agricultural sociology

Research Description

My research centers on improving risk assessment and management of outbreaks of insect pests and invasions of exotic herbivores.  I seek to describe the ecological causes of pest risks, including how biotic interactions and climatic…[read more]

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Haofei Zhang

Postdoctoral Researcher

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