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Dachin Frances, Postdoctoral fellow. Dachin got her B.Sc. in conservation ecology at New Mexico State University. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Shannon McCauley where she investigated how species interactions among freshwater insects are altered by warming and how those consequences impact communities. Currently, she is interested in applying a trait-based approach to inform patterns of coexistence and diversity in zooplankton communities. Aside from freshwater critters, she has also worked in dunes sagebrush lizard conservation and also has a lot of experience with birds. 

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Amelia Barber, lab manager. Amelia is a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Biology and Environmental Science programs. 

Undergraduate lab members. (past and present) 

Katelynn May, Ellie Kremer, Issam Ahmed, Erik Feldmann, Anna Serenius, Brittney Daniels, Marianne Miller, Morgan Holder, James Haberberger, Lauren Stiller, Ashley Ruhashya