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Edith L

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


environmental biology, plant ecology, disease ecology, soil microbiology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Communicating Conservation

How does environmental science research get translated to public action or policy change? Research a local or interesting conservation issue (ie endangered plant species or habitat destruction in an important landscape) and develop materials that communicates the issue to a non-scientific audience. Balance your use of striking visuals that capture public attention with scientifically backed research and statistics. This project is a great opportunity to practice reading and analyzing scientific literature.

Research Paper on Species Invasion

A major cause of global biodiversity loss is the introduction of invasive species outside of their natural habitats. Investigate: 1. the cause(s) of species introduction in a novel geographic region, 2. the environmental factors contributing to its success, and 3. how the invasive species impacts its new ecosystem.

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