Dr. Sydne Record publishes new paper on pandemic implications to environmental research

Check out our new paper in Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment where we discover a silver lining to the last two years: open data facilitate resilience in ecological research during COVID-19 pandemic. This paper is a product of discussions at the National Science Foundation Macrosystems Biology and National Ecological Observatory Network Science Community Meeting that I organized in January of 2021.

Dr. Sydne Record receives grant from NASA

Sydne in collaboration with colleagues Dr. John Grady (former Bryn Mawr postdoc) and Dr. Noah Charney (University of Maine) have received ~$0.5 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to study scaling relationships that will help to predict understory vegetation dynamics from remotely sensed tree canopies. The project is slated to run for three years, and Dr. John Grady will return to Bryn Mawr to collaborate on the project.

Dr. Sydne Record publishes articles on diversity and inclusion in environmental science

Sydne had the opportunity to contribute two papers to an important forum on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in the environmental sciences in the journal Ecological Applications. One paper focuses on how environmental data science creates more inclusive pathways for diverse undergraduates interested in ecology. Another paper focuses on implicit biases that hinder retention of diverse faculty and outlines a path forward. Sydne and her collaborative research group at Bryn Mawr are dedicated to maintaining an anti-racist team.

Dr. Sydne Record publishes new paper on pitcher plants

Check out our new paper looking at purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) microbiomes across >23 degrees of latitude and >35 populations. This was a large collaborative effort with colleagues from University of Wisconsin, University of Florida Gainesville, University of Sherbrooke, University of Montreal, and University of Vermont. Thank you to funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through Bryn Mawr College.