Cristina McKernan

I received my BS in Biology from Penn State University in 2006. Since graduating, I have worked on a variety of field projects in desert, mountain, and coastal plain locations throughout the US. Most of my work has focused on ecological monitoring of wetland plant communities and rare plant species. After three wonderful years in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service, I have relocated to Fort Collins, CO to pursue my Masterâ??s degree at CSU. For my thesis, I will examine the relationship between glacial loss, hydrologic regimes, and riparian and wetland plant communities in Glacier National Park, MT. This project is part of a Rocky Mountain wide wetland monitoring effort of the National Park Service. My mentors are David Cooper, CSU, Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, and Billy Schweiger, NPS, Rocky Mountain Network.