BS Molecular and Cellular Biology, summa cum laude
Research Interests / Specializations:
Conservation biology, evolutionary ecology
Climate change represents a serious challenge to biodiversity: species must move, adapt, or die. While species capable of shifting their distributional range are generally viewed as responding successfully to climate change, these range shifts may moderate the ability of species to adapt to concurrent pressures. I am exploring whether climate change can exacerbate emerging infectious disease pressures on wild populations by affecting spatial patterns of genetic diversity.
*Indicates undergraduate authorship
Steigerwald, E. C., J. M. Igual, A. Payo‐Payo, & G. Tavecchia (2015) Effects of decreased anthropogenic food availability on an opportunistic gull: evidence for a size‐mediated response in breeding females. Ibis, 157(3):439-448. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12252
Steigerwald, E. C., A. Sorokin, F. P. Condori, Y. Jared Guevara*, G. Crispin, & J. C. Chaparro (2021) Elevational range extension of the marsupial frog, Gastrotheca marsupiata (Duméril & Bibron, 1841) (Anura, Hemiphractidae), from southern Peru. Check List. 17(1):145-150. 17(1): 145-150. doi: 10.15560/17.1.145 PDF.