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Ben R Lee
University of Michigan
School for Environment and Sustainability
440 Church St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
I recently graduated with my PhD from the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and I am currently pursuing postdoctoral opportunities.
Shifts in climate change have been one of the most widely reported responses of organisms to current climate change. However, few studies have addressed the implications that such phenological trends might have on plant communities. During my doctorate, I studied how climate change will affect the phenological escape dynamics of temperate tree seedlings and explored the resulting implications for tree recruitment. I also investigated how variation in water availability affects seedling photosynthetic performance and consequent survival.
I am currently looking for postdoctoral research positions that will allow me to continue to investigate how climate change will affect temperate plant communities using the ecophysiological tools that I developed during my doctorate studies. Please reach out if you are interested in working with me or if you know somebody who is.