Lucas Silva – Principal Investigator – Silva CV November 2019b
Dr. Barbara Bomfim. Postdoctoral Fellow studying interactions between land-use change and biogeochemical cycles in tropical systems.
Dr. Toby Maxwell. Postdoctoral Fellow studying climate-induced alterations of carbon and water cycles in montane forests.
Adriana Uscanga. PhD student specializing in landscape ecology with focus on human-environment interactions and sustainability of agroecosystems.
Schyler Reis. PhD student investigating the effects of disturbance and climate on vegetation shifts across drylands of the Pacific Northwest.
Jamie Wright. PhD student investigating climatic and biogeochemical processes that influence the stability of forest-savanna boundaries.
Paulo Quadri. PhD candidate (UCSC Zavaleta‘s lab) working in collaboration with SPA Lab members to assess the impacts of rising CO2 and climate on alpine forests and how topography modulates these impacts.
Ori Chafe. NSF Graduate Research Fellow MS student studying interactions of climate and disturbance with shrub expansion in the Arctic.
Weicheng Wang. MS student interested in GIS and its applications in biogeography and ecology.
Mike Farinacci. MS student interested in the influence of climate and disturbance on forest ecohydrology in the Pacific Northwest.
SPA Lab Team fall 2019: Mike Farinacci, Toby Maxwell, Weicheng Wang, Bryce Izlar, Jamie Wright, Adriana Uscanga, Hilary Dawson, Barbara Bomfim, Ori Chafe, Sydney Katz, Alison Deak, and Lucas Silva.
Previous Lab Members
Alexia Gee (SPUR student)
Aaron LeFore (Honors College student)
Braden Prillwitz (Honors College student)
Hunter Mackin (Env Sci Major)
Elizabeth Baach (Env Sci Major)
Carbon and nutrient stock quantification at HJ Andrews
Soil Science crew at Jory site in central Oregon
Experimental Analysis of Plant-Microbe “Communication”
Dendrochronology Team exploring eastern Oregon
SPA “lab meeting” American river
Tree ring sampling in Tibet
NSF Co-PI Corinne Wong sampling speleothems in Brazil