Blois Paleoecology Lab

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The overarching focus of the Blois Paleoecology Lab is investigating the relationship between species, communities, and the environment, focusing on the past 21 thousand years of life on earth in order to inform the next one hundred years and beyond. We have diverse projects, but they are generally united by a focus on spatio-temporal processes. Our work also has a strong “Conservation Paleobiology” focus, trying to understand how we can use the fossil record to inform our conservation decisions for the future.

Major themes:
1. Community dynamics
2. Paleo-modeling (especially in relation to novel environments)
3. Space/time genomics
4. Traits
5. California natural history

And you can also learn more about Jessica’s dissertation work in the Hadly lab.  This formed the foundation for much of the work Jessica is continuing today with graduate students on California mammals.