Kara Pellowe, Graduate Student

kara pellowe wagstaff copyI have a Bachelor’s degree (2012) from Cornell University in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems and dual Masters in Biology and Sociology from Brown University (2016). For my PhD research in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) Program at UMaine, I am investigating the dynamics of coupled social-ecological systems, especially how ecological processes, together with human activities, influence ecosystem function and the delivery of valuable ecosystem services on which people rely. My dissertation research is focused on understanding how ecological and social factors affect the resilience of the Mexican chocolate clam fishery in Baja California Sur, Mexico.