Dartmouth College, B.A. in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, 2006
Research Interests / Specializations:
Forestry, Forest Genetics
My research is on the spatial clonal patterns of coast redwood. By incorporating genetic data into forest structure indices, I hope to provide a framework that incorporates genotype data in a way that is meaningful to forest managers. Additionally, I hope that my work will provide insight about the reproductive ecology of coast redwood and describe clonal diversity throughout the range of this species.
Cottingham, K.L. and L. Narayan. 2013. Subsidy quantity and recipient community structure mediate plankton responses to autumn leaf drop. Ecosphere 4(7): 89.
Lewis, O.T., Bagchi, R., Gallery, R.E., Freckleton, R.P., Gurr, S., Narayan, L., and C. Addis. 2013. Pathogens and insect herbivores drive rainforest plant diversity and composition. Nature.
Gripenberg, S., Bagchi, R., Gallery, R.E., Freckleton, R.P., Narayan, L., and O.T. Lewis. 2013. Testing for enemy-mediated density-dependence in the mortality of seedlings: Field experiments with five Neotropical tree species. Oikos 123(2): 185-193.
Narayan, L and K.L. O’Hara. 2011. Spatial clonal patterns in coast redwood. Poster at Redwood Science Symposium, UC Santa Cruz, June 2011.
Bagchi, R., Swingfield, T., Gallery, R.E., Lewis, O.T., Gripenberg, S., Narayan, L., and R.P. Freckleton. 2010. Testing the Janzen-Connell mechanism: pathogens cause overcompensating density dependence in a tropical tree. Ecology Letters 13(10): 1262-1269.
Honors and Awards
National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2013
Save the Redwoods League, Redwood Research Grant, 2009-2010
Department of ESPM UC Berkeley, Frank Meyers Fellowship in Forestry, 2013