Bodega Marine Laboratory Seminar Series: Erica Nielsen
From Noah Killeen
"Conservation lessons from an evolutionary saga of coastal invertebrates & climate change"
About Erica: I am a postdoctoral researcher within the Bay Lab at UC Davis, currently investigating the eco-evolutionary dynamics of a recent range expansion by the Owl limpet, Lottia gigantea. More broadly, my research interests lie in characterizing the adaptive potential of populations (mostly in marine invertebrates) and modelling how species will respond to climate change. Additionally, my work focuses on how molecular metrics can best be integrated into conservation planning practices. I am also passionate about making research accessible to everyone and enjoy making various forms of science communication. I often blend my hobbies with my research, such as creating dance-based educational videos or talking about climate change at festivals/open-mic nights. I’m happiest when on or near the water, and am always searching for a good pun!
For more information about the Bodega Marine Laboratory, please visit http://marinescience.ucdavis.edu