Former member (Graduate student)
My research interests are reptile and amphibian ecology, ecological statistics, and conservation. My dissertation research focuses on the ecology and conservation of western pond turtles in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am investigating aspects of western pond turtle behavior, genetics, and health, and am especially interested in the impact of environmental variation on turtle biology and ecology and the role of turtles an indicator species. My research also includes an analysis of the demography and movement ecology of western pond turtle populations at multiple sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. The final goal of my research is to build statistical models to inform conservation efforts for this species.
Posts by Maria Wojakowski
- Reconnecting People + Nature in the Anthropocene (YouTube videos)
- A Dirzo Podcast on mass biological loss is now uploaded onto YouTube & audio platforms
- New paper: Restoration of plant-animal interactions in terrestrial ecosystems
- New paper: Trophic rewilding benefits a tropical community through direct and indirect network effects
- New paper: Phenotypic plasticity in plant defense across life stages: Inducibility, transgenerational induction, and transgenerational priming in wild radish