Amanda Cicchino

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2021-2022

Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

Research Summary: Predicting the effects of climate change on biodiversity has become one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Many species have already been negatively affected by increasing temperatures and extreme disturbance events, and this impact is projected to worsen. Identifying populations that are most vulnerable to climate change is critical to focusing conservation efforts and mitigating anthropogenic influences. My research focuses on uncovering the drivers of variation in traits that promote resilience by integrating physiological, genomic, and developmental data. Ultimately, I aim to identify patterns in vulnerability across the landscape.