Hi, my name is Callie. I am a graduate student studying Plant Biology at the University of Georgia.
I am interested in how forest ecosystems respond to disturbance. A disturbance is a change in a plant's environment, and can be caused by a fire, a tornado, someone cutting down trees, and more. I want to know whether the soil carbon respiration is changed after these disturbances, and how long it takes for trees to grow in a disturbance so that it is no different than an undisturbed forest. I spend a lot of time outdoors measuring plants and soil to answer these questions.
Some of my hobbies include photographing plants, playing with my two cats, and reading fantasy books.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my research or what it is like to be a scientist. I look forward to working with you!