Check out new papers by Dr. Sydne Record in the journals Ecology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Ecology Letters, and AoB Plants.
With new funding from NASA Dr. Sydne Record is organizing a working group at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, California. The goal of this working group is to identify the spatial and temporal scales of NASA data products that are most relevant to biodiversity scientists. Insights from this working group will inform NASA’s decisions on what Earth science data products to create for widespread dissemination to the public.
There are a couple of spots open in the working group for graduate students, postdocs, or faculty members. For more information, please, go to http://communityecologylab.weebly.com/uploads/3/9/6/3/39633683/zarnetskedahlinrecord_nasa2016summary.pdf .
Tess McCabe successfully defended her thesis on foundation species and ants at Harvard Forest! She will march in Commencement on Saturday. Have fun at Boston University in the Dietze lab, Tess, the Record lab will miss you!
Dr. Sydne Record published a new article on modeling species distributions in the American Statistical Society’s journal CHANCE. Check it out at: chance.amstat.org.
This spring, the Record lab welcomes two new members, Paola Salas and Kalaina Thorne. Both Paola and Kalaina are members of the Bryn Mawr STEM Posse from Boston.
Check out Sydne’s new paper in Ecology and Society at http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss1/art7/. There are some great tips for environmental studies minors interested in tackling interdisciplinary topics.
Also, check out Social Ecological Systems Scholars’ blog post on the paper: https://sesscholars.wordpress.com/.
Check out the full article highlight by NSF program officer, George Malanson, at http://f1000.com/prime/725928624?ref=ypp .
Check out the post: https://www.brynmawr.edu/news/bryn-mawr-researchers-join-neon-shine-light-study-earths-biosphere
Sydne had a great time presenting her research on moving beyond correlative species distribution models and meeting with collaborators on the pitcher plant genomic distribution modeling project. The team includes: Steve Keller & Nick Gotelli (UVM), Aaron Ellison (Harvard), and Russ Malmberg (U. Georgia).
Sydne attended another great LTER ASM meeting in the high country of Estes Park, Colorado. Sydne presented research performed with Tess McCabe (Class of 2016) and colleagues from Harvard Forest on the response of ant community structure to two global drivers, soil warming and nitrogen addition.