PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
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.