Effects of climate change on root dynamics and phenology in Arctic tundra in southwestern Greenland
Laura is funded by a University Graduate Fellowship, the ARCs foundation, and NSF (ARC, Arctic Systems Science-1107381)
Collaborators: Eric Post, Patrick Sullivan and Jeffrey Welker
This work will take place at a long-term study site in Greenland, where I will study the impacts of warming on low-Arctic tundra vegetation. My goal is to examine changes in belowground plant phenology, such as the timing of root production, in grasses and shrubs. This research will be used to improve understanding of ecosystem carbon exchange in a warming climate.
Awards and Honors
2012 and 2013 University Graduate Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University
2012 and 2013 ARCS award, Pennsylvania State University
2011 Student Travel Award, Applied Ecology Section, Ecological Society of America (400.00)
2010 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (765.00)
2005-2009 Presidential Scholarship, College of the Holy Cross
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