Rebecca Hewitt


I am a Ph.D. student with Terry Chapin and Teresa Hollingsworth in the Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology and Wildlife at Universty of Alaska Fairbanks. My research interests include treeline dynamics, plant-fungal interactions, fire ecology, and plant physiology. Specifically, my dissertation research investigates post-fire ectomycorrhizal limitation of seedling establishment across the boreal forest-tundra boundary. This research is conducted at sites affiliated with the Bonanza Creek LTER and the Arctic LTER (Toolik). Before starting school at UAF I worked as a research assistant in the Holbrook Lab at Harvard University, the Inouye Lab and the Jones Lab at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Colorado, completed a research internship with Eric Menges at Archbold Biological Station, Florida, and conducted research with Conservation International in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. I have a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology from Middlebury College, Vermont.

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