People of IAB - Post-Docs 
Kirsty E. GurneyPostdoctoral Fellow
Office: Trailer T-10, 907.474.7738
Lab: 207 Irving 1, 907.474.6740
To date, the broad themes in my research have been wetland and waterfowl ecology, wildlife health, and environmental science.
As my research scope continue to broaden, my goals are to study the effects of changing environmental conditions on wildlife. I am particularly interested in trophic interactions, breeding phenology, wildlife health, and how these factors affect demographic outcomes.
At UAF, as part of the Changing Arctic Ecosystems initiative, I am studying habitat changes on the Arctic Coastal Plain and how they will affect the forage base for breeding shorebirds and other consumers that rely on invertebrate prey.
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Ruo HePostdoctoral Fellow
Office: 234 West Ridge Research Building, 907.474.1192
Mark LaraPostdoctoral Fellow
Office: 404 Irving 1
Thus far, my research has focused on understanding the functional implications of >25 years of Arctic plant community change in response to climate, succession, altered drainage, elevated nutrient levels, and/or herbivory. Here at UAF, I look forward to assisting in the advancement of the DVM-DOS-TEM climate model for tundra regions and beyond...
Jennifer (Jen) SchmidtPostdoctoral Fellow
Office: 2nd floor Denali Building, 907.474.5972
My research interests are interdisciplinary in that I am to develop socio-ecology models that better portray reality and provide novel and insightful information for a wide audience. Other interests include landscape and conservation genetics, philosophy, and the use of computers to alter physical and mental human attributes.
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Colin L. TuckerPostdoctoral Fellow
Office: 418 Irving 1, 907.474.5338
I am studying the response of arctic and sub-arctic ecosystems to changing fire regimes. How does fire affect plants and soil, and in turn the animals and people who depend on them? I primarily use ecosystem modeling as a tool to address this question.