Ecologie comparative des organismes, des communautés et des écosystèmes

Katherine URBAN-MEAD


I graduated in May 2014 from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. As an undergraduate researcher I worked with in Dr. Nancy Moran's lab on several projects characterizing the temporal and spatial colonization patterns of the honey bee microbiome. For my senior thesis in Os Schmitz's community ecology laboratory I designed and executed a large field study seeking to understand the structure and distribution of wild bee communities in New England old-field meadows, work that I will build on when I return to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies as a Master's student this autumn.

I am here at CEFE as a stagiaire for 6 months with Grégoire Freschet, as part of a multilaboratory study on trade-offs in ecological microcosm research design (directed by Alexandru Milcu and Jacques Roy, ECOTRON). I am also assisting Catherine Roumet, learning a great deal about root functional traits!