Natasha WeselyGraduate Student
Natasha is an ecological informatics PhD student in the T3 program in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at NAU. She is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in addition to an NSF NRT T3 fellow. Her research interests broadly include ecosystem modeling, model-data fusion, terrestrial carbon cycling, forest ecology, abiotic drivers of vegetation dynamics, and remote sensing. She is currently working on developing a process-based model to represent the major carbon and water cycle components in four distinct ecosystem types in the Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. She will do model-data fusion to combine the process-based model with Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) experimental data. This will enable ecological forecasting into the future, leading to inferences about how these ecosystem types will behave under future climate regimes.
Natasha completed a BS in Environmental Science and a BS in Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. While at UNR, she worked extensively with Dr. Peter Weisberg’s Great Basin Landscape Ecology Lab. She is happy to answer any questions about Ecoss, NAU, or her research (email@example.com)!