Karen Bailey during her field research

Karen Bailey

Research Associate • Masters of the Environment
Karen Bailey is a systems researcher interested in understanding human-environment interactions and social-ecological systems. She recently completed her PhD in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Florida. Karen has broad interests in sustainable livelihoods, wildlife conservation, global change, and human behavior. Her dissertation focused on climate adaptation and wellbeing in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). Karen also has a strong commitment to diversifying STEM fields, environmental...
Megan Peterson

Megan Peterson

Post-doctoral Fellow
Environmental Studies Program
Megan Peterson is an evolutionary ecologist interested in the demographic and evolutionary dynamics of plant populations. She is particularly interested in understanding how populations at distribution limits or in novel environments persist and adapt over time. She uses a combination of population modelling, observational data, and field and greenhouse experiments. As a postdoctoral researcher with Dan Doak, she is working to understand responses to changing climate, using alpine plants in...