Undergraduates

The Ackelry lab brings in undergraduate students via the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP). Here are a few of our amazing undergraduate apprentices and researchers.

(Left to right: Janette Bustos, Roxanne Gardner, Pooja Butani, Edith Lai, Miranda Lee-Foltz, Rachael Olliff Yang, Emma Reich, Zoë Ziegler, and David Ackerly)

 
 

 

 
Pooja Butani
 
Interests: Ecology, Climate Change, Evolutionary Principles
URAP Project: Phenology dynamics in California grassland communities
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emily Cox
Interests: Ecology, Conservation Biology, Native California flowers, Climate Change
URAP Project: Pepperwood Herbaceous Survey List
Senior Thesis Research: Water stress and Lasthenia gracilis: A glimpse into the future of California grasslands
 

 

 
 

Edith Lai 

Interests: Biodiversity, climate change, community dynamics, and environmental health

URAP Project: Phenology dynamics in California grassland communities
Independent Research: Effects of declining biodiversity on the phenology of Lasthenia gracilis
 

 

 

 

Hudson Northrop

Interests: Ecology, Landscape Genetics, Fire Impacts on Forested Ecosystems

URAP Project: Plants on the move: Data Science, Population Genetics, and Pollen Dispersal

 

 

 

 

Emma Reich

Interests: plant ecology, interspecies interactions, plant phenology, ecophysiology
URAP Project: Phenology dynamics in California grassland communities
Independent research: Fire and pollinator resources: phenology, forb abundance, and species richness of grassland communities with distinct burn histories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Past Lab Members
Janette Bustos
Roxanne Gardner
Miranda Lee-Foltz
Hannah Roodenrijs (Independant Research: Topographic Influences on Phenology in a California Grassland)
Zoë Ziegler (Independant Research: Differences in pollinator composition and phenology between grasslands with distinct burn histories)