Dr. Heather Lynch
Dr. Heather J. Lynch is an Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolution at Stony Brook University. Prior to Stony Brook, Dr. Lynch was an Adjunct Professor of Applied Math and Statistics at UC Santa Cruz and a Research Scientist in the Biology Department at the University Maryland. Dr. Lynch received her Ph.D. in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University in 2006. Dr. Lynch’s research is focused on uncovering the population dynamics and biogeographic distribution of penguins breeding on the Antarctic Peninsula region, with a particular focus on untangling the effects of climate change and anthropogenic disturbance. Dr. Lynch has been at the forefront of using satellite imagery to map penguin occupancy and abundance across the Antarctic. These data will allow Dr. Lynch and colleagues to explore how coloniality constrains the colonization and extinction of individual habitat patches and, ultimately, the metapopulation dynamics of colonial seabirds.
Marine Conservation and Policy Program, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000