Lindsey Thurman

Northwest Climate Science Center, Oregon State University

Ph.D. Student, Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University, M.S., Wildlife Science (Oregon State University), B.S., Wildlife Ecology & Conservation (The University of Florida)

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Lindsey is currently a Ph.D. Fellow with the Northwest Climate Science Center and study at Oregon State University Department of Fisheries & Wildlife. In the past Lindsey has worked for the USDA Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Florida Museum of Natural History on everything from fishes to mammals. Lindsey 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 NW Climate Science Center as a PhD student. Lindsey’s dissertation research examines the role of biotic interactions in shaping the geographic distribution, environmental niche, and adaptive capacity of amphibian species under selection from climatic change. She works primarily in high elevation freshwater ecosystems and has focused on the Cascade Mountain Range metacommunity of pond-breeding amphibians.