***AS OF SUMMER 2017, THIS IS AN OLD SITE. PLEASE VISIT THE NEW GORNISH LAB SITE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA: gornish.arizona.edu ****
Elise S. Gornish
PI: Head of the lab, likes puns.
Julea Shaw Guy Kyser
Graduate Student: Julea’s research interests lie in understanding how changes in biodiversity influence ecosystem function, especially in light of increasing pressures on ecosystems from human activity. In the past she has worked on projects examining how factors such as nitrogen deposition, precipitation, and surface rock cover interact to affect annual plant growth in the Sonoran Desert. In addition, she is interested in applying her knowledge to more effectively implement management decisions. Email: email@example.com.
Research Specialist: Guy Kyser is a specialist with the Weed Science Group in UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. He conducts research on the ecology and management of invasive plants of rangelands and wildlands. Guy is involved in two projects with the Gornish lab, including conducting semi-structured interviews with grassland land managers about invasive plants; and the use of native species seeding for multiple management goals. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breahna Gillespie Noah Teller
Graduate Student: Breahna is visiting from San Diego State University. She is interested in drought tolerance in plants, fire ecology in chaparral, ecophysiology and water relations. Email: email@example.com
Graduate Student: Noagh is broadly interested in investigating novel strategies and refining existing restoration techniques that improve ecological sequestration of greenhouse gases in working landscapes and wild lands without significantly compromising on traditional restoration goals such as protecting biodiversity and safeguarding ecosystem services. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Scholar: Amanda is an exchange student from Brazil. She is studying Environmental Management at the University of Sao Paulo, campus “Luiz de Queiroz”, Brazil. Her academic research interests are in conservation of biodiversity, restoration of degraded areas; weeds ecology; effects of human actions on environmental systems; environmental preservation areas; and plants and botanic in general. Email: email@example.com.
Patricia dos Santos
Visiting Scholar: Patrícia Santos is an exchange student from Brazil at the program Science Without Borders USA.
She has a technology degree in Environmental Management from the Higher Institute of Technology, Brazil and she is a degree student of Forestry from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, she is a noon-degree international student of Forestry from the Southern Illinois University.
Her academic research interest are in Restoration of tropical and arid systems; weed ecology; seed dispersal; climate change effects on environmental systems; and plants invasive evolution and management. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org