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Rebecca A. Finger


PhD Student ~ Virginia/Ayres Lab

For most of the Arctic, warmer temperatures over the last 150 years have shifted the timing of springtime snow melt to earlier in the year, thereby increasing the length of growing seasons. My research interest focus on how these changes in growing season length and snow melt timing with effect plant physiology and phenology, biogeochemical cycling, and ecosystem water balance. I am also a Joint Science Education Program (JSEP) Fellow, where I help teach high school students from the USA, Denmark, and Greenland about Arctic ecosystem ecology over a three week, full-immersion science field camp based in Western Greenland.

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