Linnea Norton hits it out of the park!

Linnean Norton, a former UG member of our lab, recently started her PhD studies in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, working in Professor Maria Uriarte's lab.  Linnea conducted a superb senior thesis study, co-supervised by Professor Blackman (PMB) and me, on the population biology of the coastal evergreen shrub Eriogonum fasciculatum.  The results were recently publishedLinnea E. Norton, Wayne P. Sousa, Benjamin K. Blackman "DIFFERENTIATION IN PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY TO CLIMATE AMONG ERIOGONUM FASCICULATUM SUBSP. FOLIOLOSUM (POLYGONACEAE) POPULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA," Madroño, 69(1), 30-41, (21 April 2022).  Following field work with me in Panamanian mangroves, an exciting stint in the Peace Corps, working in Senegal, and employment with an environmental consulting firm specializing in carbon emissions mitigation, Linnea won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and was admitted to the Columbia University graduate school.  Congratulations to Linnea and best of luck with all your future endeavors. You've come a long way since we first met in the IB 153 ecology course.