Laura Hancock (she/her)
PhD Candidate, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB)
Contact: , OEB website
Advisors: Kristina Stinson, Jeffrey Podos
OEB website page: https://gpls.cns.umass.edu/oeb/directory/laura-m.-s.-hancock
I’m a PhD candidate in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program and am co-advised by Kristina Stinson. My research interests focus on spatiotemporal population dynamics as they relate to the ecology and conservation of different taxa. Within the scope of the Stinson Lab, I focus on long-term population dynamics of and phenotypic selection on garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) growing within different microhabitats in New England. Besides my research, I’m passionate about science advocacy and policy within the non-academic sphere.