SNSara Nutter, junior biology major , joined the lab this spring.  Sara is interested in both field sciences and science writing and will continue infrared (IR) thermography studies in southeastern Arizona started by Katie Langland the last two years.  This year Sara will extend the IR work to high-elevation sites in an effort to increase our understanding of hummingbird tolerance of high environmental temperature.  Sara’s work, along with other projects she will contribute to, is part of the lab’s NASA-funded work on how hummingbirds might respond to climate change.  Sara’s work this summer will be funded by a George Fox University (GFU) Richter Scholar Grant.

IMG_1719Noemi (“Mimi”) Camacho, sophomore biology major, will also be joining the lab this spring.  While Mimi is interested in a career as a health professional she feels developing her basic science skills is complimentary to her professional goals.  Mimi’s core project will be mapping the thermal profile of our focal landscapes in southeastern Arizona.  This work, along with other projects Mimi will be involved in, is critical to the lab’s assessment of how hummingbirds might respond to climate change.  Mimi’s work this summer will be funded by a George Fox University (GFU) Richter Scholar Grant.