It’s been an exciting time in the Blois lab recently!
* Jessica found out she was awarded tenure, which will become effective July 1st.
* Eric recently had his first paper from his dissertation work accepted, forthcoming in the Journal of Biogeography. This paper explores the past potential range shifts among North American mammals, and whether they are associated with climate velocity or dispersal ability.
* Robert submitted his first paper from the lab, on examining the challenges of niche modeling when we potentially have too many occurrences rather than too few.
* We will be joined in September by new postdoc Mairin Balisi! Mairin is finishing her PhD at UCLA and recently got an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology to work with Jessica and Emily Lindsey at the La Brea Tar Pits (primarily supervised by Emily). Many congrats to Mairin! More on her work coming soon.
- Community dynamics
- Space-time genomics
- Trait-based ecology
- California natural history
- Samwell Cave research