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Sima Bouzid
Graduate Student

Sima joined the lab in the Fall of 2014. She comes from the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, where she was introduced to herpetology and trained in museum collection management. For her dissertation work, Sima is interested in integrating ecophysiology and genomics to study local adaptation, species range shifts, and changes in thermal physiology in response to climate change. She is co-advised by Adam Leaché.

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Lauren Buckley
Assistant Professor

Previous to my arrival at UW in July 2013, I conducted graduate research at Stanford, held postdoctoral fellowships at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and the Santa Fe Institute, and was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina.

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Heidi MacLean
Graduate Student at UNC


Heidi grew up in Yucaipa, California before attending the University of Redlands for her BA in Biology. She later attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia to do masters work with George Gilchrist exploring the interaction of temperature and photoperiod on life history traits in Drosophila subobscura. Her current focus is on thermal biology and she is looking at how insects, butterflies in particular, are evolving and acclimating in response to climate change. Heidi was the lab’s first member at UNC and continues to be involved in the lab, but she is now primarily advised by Joel Kingsolver at UNC.

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Rory Telemeco


Rory recently completed his Ph.D. in the Janzen Lab at Iowa State. He’ll be conducting postdoctoral research as part of our NSF Macrosystems Biology project examining the consequences of local adaptation in thermal physiology and life history on lizard responses to climate change.


Buckley CV

Former Lab Members

Evan Kirk, Undergrad researcher, 2012-2013:  Evan coordinated rearing grasshoppers and contributed to analyzing grasshopper and butterfly images.

Parth Shah, Undergrad researcher, 2012-2013:  Parth assisted with rearing grasshoppers and analyzing grasshopper and butterfly images.

Ethan Miller, Undergrad researcher, 2012-2013:  Ethan helped with rearing grasshoppers and also assisted with data assembly for a project examining thermal stress and specialization across altitude and latitude.

Joseph Grigg, Undergrad researcher, 2010-2013: Joseph was a math major who assisted the lab with collecting and analyzing data on climate and butterfly traits. He later worked on two independent projects. He first conducted an independent project examining how environment and evolutionary history influence the thermal tolerances of lizards, which produced the lab’s first paper with an undergraduate as lead author.  He then developed a microclimate model.

Edward Shin, Undergrad researcher, 2011: Edward was a biology and applied math major who was using spectroreflectometry and image analysis to quantify butterfly wing traits. He also assisted with rearing grasshoppers.

Madison Foushee, Undergrad researcher 2010-2011: Madison was a biology major who conducted research on phenological shifts in response to climate change. His honors thesis received highest honors and was adapted into the lab’s most interdisciplinary paper to date, published in the International Journal of Biometerology. Madison is currently in medical school at UNC.

Dolly Crawford, Postdoc 2009-2010:  Dolly worked with the lab on using biophysical models to hindcast changes in Neotoma distributions and body size over the last 40,000 years. Dolly is currently a postdoctoral associate at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Stephanie Waaser, Undergrad researcher 2010: Stephanie was a biology major who conducted research on how physiology can predict species’ distribution shifts in response to climate change. A paper stemming from her research was published in Ecology. She’s currently working in her other area of interest- theatrical design.

Summer Research Assistants

UNC: Autumn Arciero, Kate Hankin, Brittany Papworth, Sam Shuford

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