B.S. Carnegie Mellon University 2008
Karen initially joined the Kimbro Lab as a Research Technician after years of working in the terrestrial realm both abroad with international conservation organizations and at home with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey. She has trekked through savannas and grasslands, tropical rain forests and temperate forests to work with elephants, large predators, primates, birds of prey, iguanas and frogs. Karen is now wading into the marine world to research the consequences of anthropogenically modified disturbance regimes on the salt marsh and oyster reef communities they structure. Broad geographic patterns identified using remote sensing and GIS will be followed up with field experiments to determine how variation in local-scale changes to a disturbance regime will interact with global drivers to alter community composition at multiple trophic levels and the provision of ecosystem services.
Email: aerni.k [at] northeastern.edu
B.S. Northeastern University, 2017
Nicole has been working in the Kimbro Lab since she interned in 2015, completing field work in both salt marsh and oyster reef systems. After completing the Three Seas program as an undergraduate, she began working as a technician looking at nonconsumptive effects on Florida oyster reefs. Now, she is a Ph.D. student in the lab looking at risk effects in New England kelp forests.
Email: peckham.n [at] northeastern.edu
M.S. Northeastern University, 2017
B.S. University of Massachusetts, 2013
Adrienne manages the water quality instruments, as well as the outreach projects for the lab in Florida. Prior to joining the lab Adrienne worked with Dr. Joe Ayers for her master’s project, along with the Outreach Program at the Marine Science Center. During her tour of the MSC she always made sure to point out Boston from the top of Eastpoint along with Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Facility. Prior to her Master’s, Adrienne interned, volunteered and worked at the New England Aquarium where she dove in Ft. Wetherill, Rhode Island; Bimini, Bahamas; and the Phoenix Islands. When not working she can be found diving in the springs or reading on the beach.
Email: breef-pilz.a [at] northeastern.edu