term expires 2017
Lindsey hails from the flatlands of Florida’s Gulf Coast where she grew up stalking wildlife both cold-blooded and warm. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation from The University of Florida, Lindsey moved out west to pursue her interests in ecological research and exploration of wild lands. Lindsey has since worked for the USDA Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Florida Museum of Natural History on everything from fishes to mammals. She began her graduate research under the advisement of Dr. Tiffany Garcia in the Department of Fisheries & Wildlife at Oregon State University. For her Master’s degree, she studied long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) breeding phenology at high elevations in response to UV-B radiation. Lindsey completed her Master’s at OSU in the spring of 2012 and has since continued on under the support of the USGS NW Climate Science Center as a PhD student. Lindsey’s doctoral research uses landscape genetics in a metacommunity framework to evaluate the adaptive capacity to climate change in high elevation amphibian species of the Cascade Mountain Range. In her free time Lindsey enjoys hiking, birding, kayaking, rock climbing, and playing with her yellow Lab, Sierra.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir