Dr. Lauren Yeager received her PhD from Florida International University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina before coming to SESYNC as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Her SESYNC research focused on understanding how human alterations affect coral reef health and involved synthesizing and analyzing multiple, large datasets as well as remotely sensed imagery. She continues to focus her research on understanding how global change is altering patterns in marine biodiversity and what these altered patterns mean for associated ecosystem functions and services. Lauren employs food web, landscape ecology, and macroecology approaches to examine how humans affect coastal systems at multiple levels (e.g., individual, population, community, and ecosystem) via altered environmental conditions, changes in habitat pattern, and/or removal of key species by overharvest.
2014 - 2015
Areas of Expertise
coral reef ecology
Methods of Expertise
remote sensing, landscape ecology and macroecology methods