Sonya is a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Vigdis Vandvik at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is working part of the EMERALD research group, which is trying to better understand the terrestrial ecosystem-climate interactions of alpine and arctic systems. Her role is to improve our process based understanding of these relationships by synthesizing across observational and experimental research approaches.
Sonya undertook her PhD at The Australian National University, studying with Professor Adrienne Nicotra in the Division of Ecology and Evolution. Her PhD involved working as part of a collaborative project which was conducting a comparative ecological study on phenotypic plasticity in water use traits, using a multi-site, multi-species design. In addition to this, she also investigated Australian alpine plant ecology, in particular, responses to increasing temperatures, and reduced water availability across elevational gradients.
- 2020. Persist in place or shift in space? Evaluating the adaptive capacity of species to climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
- 2020. Aciphylla glacialis mortality, growth and frost resistance: a field warming experiment. Australian Journal of Botany.
- 2020. A test of local adaptation to drought in germination and seedling traits in populations of two alpine forbs across a 2000 mm/year precipitation gradient. Ecology and Evolution.
- 2020. A new ecosystem for evidence synthesis. Nature Ecology and Evolution.
- 2017. Phenotypic plasticity and water availability: responses of alpine herb species along an elevation gradient. Climate Change Responses.
- 2020. Plant thermal tolerance: a global synthesis for future research.
- 2020. Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator (FATES) with Community Land Model in Galaxy.
- 2020. Natur i endring.
- 2020. FATES on GALAXY facilitates ecologist and climate modeler collaboration.
- 2020. Climate JupyterLab as an interactive tool in Galaxy.
- 2020. Calluna die-back after winter drought and the role of land use and environmental variation.