2001 - BS, Ecology, Behavior and Evolution - University of California, San Diego -
2003 - MS, Biology - University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Research Interests / Specializations:
Wetland Ecology, Climate Change Modeling
My research focuses on the monitoring and restoration of tidal wetlands in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Combining field experiments and remote sensing, I'm examining how predicted sea-level rise might affect tidal wetland plant species distributions.
Schile, L., V. T. Parker, J. Callaway, and M. Vasey. In press. Productivity of the halophytic plant Sarcocorniapacifica along a salinity gradient in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Wetlands.
Stralberg, D., M. Brennan, J. Callaway, J. Wood, L. Schile, et al.. In press. Evaluating tidal marsh sustainability in the face of sea-level rise: a hybrid modeling approach applied to San Francisco Bay. PLoS ONE.
Parker, V. T., L. Schile, M. Vasey, and J. Callaway. 2011. Efficiency in assessment and monitoring methods: scaling down gradient-directed transects. Ecosphere 2(9):99. doi: 10.1890/ES11-00151.1
Tuxen, K., L. Schile, D. Stralberg, S. Siegel, V. T. Parker, M. Vasey, J. Callaway, and M. Kelly. 2011. Mapping changes in tidal wetland vegetation composition and pattern across a salinity gradient using high spatial resolution imagery. Wetlands Ecology and Management 19:141-157.
Schile, L. and S. Mopper. 2006. The deleterious effects of salinity stress on leafminers and their freshwater host. Ecological Entomology 31:345-351.
Honors and Awards
2011 - Best Student poster - State of the Estuary Conference, Oakland, CA