Welcome to the Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) lab, directed by Dr. Yolanda Wiersma. Please use the links above to navigate my site. Here’s the LESA Lab News for this month.
Congratulations to Tegan on the submission of her MSc thesis for examination! The finish line is in sight!
Kudos to Patrick for hard work revising and resubmitting a manuscript that is also going to be a chapter in his thesis.
Bella will be co-presenting work done as part of her stats courses at the upcoming Aldrich Interdisciplinary Graduate Resarch Conference
Last month the LESA Lab was on the road, making two presentations to local community/naturalist groups. This week we are furthering our public engagement with all kinds of media interatctions.
First off, PhD student Travis (wearing his CPAWS director hat) has a letter to the editor in the St. John’s Telegram. Read it here. The study he refers to is the little foray Bella, Tegan and I did late January. He was also interviewed on CBC Radio on the Central Morning show.
There will be more “media splashes” in the coming days. Stay tuned – I will post them as they go live…
- Tegan was on the St. John’s Morning Show (CBC Radio) talking about the mosquito project she’s involved in (unrelated to her thesis work). You can listen to her interview here.
- Press release about a new paper I am co-author on just came out in Frontiers in Ecology and the Enviornment. Citation and link below:
McMullin RT, YF Wiersma. 2019. Out with OLDgrowth, in with ecological continNEWity: new perspectives on forest conservation Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
- Article in the MUN Gazette about the above paper.
- The Canadian Press did a story about this paper; it got picked up by various outlets, including CTV News, the Winnipeg Free Press, the CBC, and the National Post.
- Troy was interviewed on the NPR show “Science Friday” about the story. You can listen here.
- And in a final outreach activity – we’ve launched a new website that is aimed at educating the general public about rare lichens in the province. This is part of a project funded by Enviornment and Climate Change Canada. Thanks to Tegan, Travis and Patrick for their work creating it and to my collaborator Troy for help with photos and translation. Check it out here.
****To read the LESA Lab news archives click here.
****To see stories from the LESA Lab in the Media click here