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Fungal responses to global climate change and potential impacts to our ecosystems and public health

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

Speaker:  Dr. Adriana Romero-Olivares, PhD., Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. She is a soil microbiologist who works at the intersection of ecosystem ecology and evolution with an emphasis on fungi. She did her bachelor’s degree in Biology and master’s degree in Molecular Ecology at the Autonomous University of Baja California. Dr. Romero-Olivares completed her PhD in the University of California Irvine, where she investigated the effects of global warming on the soil fungal communities of boreal forests in Alaska and consequences for decomposition and the carbon cycle. As a postdoctoral scholar in the University of New Hampshire, she studied fungal communities in temperate forests in New England experiencing long-term simulated warming and nitrogen pollution and impacts to the cycling of carbon.

Dr. Romero-Olivares is now an Assistant Professor in New Mexico State University. In her lab, they are interested in understanding how fungi respond and adapt to environmental stress. Their overall research goal is to better understand and plan for ecosystem-scale effects of global climate change.

Her lab website is here.


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