Bianca Lopez

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Bianca Lopez is an Associate Editor for Science, from AAAS in Washington, D.C. Bianca is trained as an ecologist whose interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research has focused on: 1) urban ecosystems, including the effects of urbanization on biodiversity and people’s use and perceptions of urban green spaces; and 2) the spread and impacts of invasive species with climate change. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. Bianca has a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After her SESYNC fellowship, Bianca worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Urban Systems Lab and the Environmental Studies Department at the New School, where she taught a course on urban ecosystems. She has also co-led a workshop at SESYNC on evaluating the impacts of environmentally themed public art, which brought together natural and social scientists, artists, and art funders.

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2017 - 2019
Areas of Expertise
urban ecology
landscape ecology
community ecology
plant ecology
Research Interests
biodiversity conservation
seed dispersal
habitat fragmentation
invasive species
urban green spaces
Methods of Expertise
multivariate statistical analysis
spatial analysis
structural equation modeling
Bayesian analysis