Ph.D. Student in EEOB
Andrea is interested in the effects of global climate change on ecological communities, and how mutualistic species may become mismatched spatially and temporally in a changing climate. She is particularly interested in soil microbe-plant-pollinator interactions, and how alterations in the phenology and distribution of these mutualists may impact interaction strength and community structure.
Before moving to Riverside to pursue a Ph.D. in the Rafferty lab, Andrea earned her B.S. in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She worked under Dr. Jacques Finlay on stable isotope mapping of food web dynamics in an agriculturally-influenced stream network in southern Minnesota, and on urban-influenced aquatic biogeochemistry in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Visiting Undergraduate Scholar
Eva is visiting from the University of Manchester for a year. She worked at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab and is helping with projects at UCR, as well as doing independent research on plants and insects.