Lydia O'Halloran

Research Assistant Professor
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science

Office: Baruch Institute, Bldg B # 125
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Environmental Science
University of Virginia 2007

M.S. Environmental Science
University of Virginia 2004

B.A. Biology
Oberlin College 2000

 Courses Taught

Advanced Conservation Biology
Global Change Ecology


Dr. O’Halloran’s research interests are in plant ecology and global environmental change. As plants are faced with novel abiotic conditions, they are forced to adapt, shift their range or die. She examines how plants respond to environmental impacts at the species scale (e.g. loss of fitness or phenotypic plasticity) and at ecosystem scales (e.g. changes in gross primary productivity, relative diversity and abundance) in hopes of providing the science necessary for climate change conservation planning.


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