I am an ecologist and biogeographer interested in how landscapes change through space and time (hence the subtitle of this blog: “musings from the fourth dimension,” e.g. time), and how the combination of an interdisciplinary approach and a deep-time perspective can inform global change issues.
I recently completed a PhD with Jack Williams at the Geography Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the effects of the extinction of ice-age megaherbivores and novel climates on plant communities. I have just begun as a Voss Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dov Sax and James Russell at the Environmental Change Initiative at Brown University, where I will be adding some new modeling, biogeography, and analytical skills to my global change research toolikit.
I am also interested in women in science and STEM diversity, public science literacy, interactions between scientists and science journalists, how scientists use new media, and increasing disability access at academic conferences.
Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Feel free to e-mail me at jacquelynlgill[at]gmail[dot]com. Or, check out my academic website.