“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts.The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land.” 

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac.

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Research

Leatherback Sea Turtle Telemetry GIS Data Analysis and Journal Publication

​Research assistant and GIS analyst for a leatherback sea turtle telemetry study. Assisted with creating GIS maps, drafting text, and conducing a literature review for a journal publication. Research aimed to show that more protection areas were needed for the species in international waters.

Rocky Mountain and European Alpine Plant Literature Review

​Research assistant to a Ph.D student researching impacts of human influences and activities, such as grazing and climate change, to alpine plants in Europe and the Rocky Mountains. Reviewed literature and several international planning documents.

The Role of Botanical Gardens in Conservation in the United States and Europe

​Research assistant on a Ph.D research project studying the presence of alpine plant collections and research conducted at botanical gardens in the United States and in Europe. This research aims to address how botanical gardens around the world influence the conservation of alpine plant communities. Research included documenting alpine plant collections, research projects, important key personnel, photos, and unique features of twelve different botanical gardens.