Elise Larsen

Ph.D., Fall 2013
Biology Department


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My main research interest is understanding how wildlife populations and communities respond to natural and human disturbance. My dissertation research explores the response and recovery of the bird community at Mount St. Helens following the 1980 eruption. I am also interested in population level effects of individual responses to climate change and habitat modification through theoretical modeling. I believe that understanding the effects of human activities and environmental change on ecological systems is critical for effective conservation.

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Elise counting gentoos Horned Lark 2 Mt. St. Helens Spirit Lake, Mt. St. Helens Adelie Penguin Elise Larsen @ Mount St Helens