CCIB Faculty Member Dr. Angélica González (Biology) was selected as a recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. This award provides a five years’ funding, a total of $925,000, to support her research of “Integrating Neoecological and Paleoecological Approaches to Exploring the Effects of Climate Change on Arthropod Diversity and Community Structure“. They will integrate paleo and neoecological inference with isotope geochemistry to study the long-term dynamics of ancient and modern arthropod communities across changes in precipitation, the major driver structuring desert systems. They will be conducting field work in the Atacama Desert (Chile), taking advantage of a unique and underused paleobiological archive, rodent middens.

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