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Heather Lynch


TITLE

IACS Endowed Chair 

DEPARTMENT

Ecology & Evolution 

HOME INSTITUTION

Stony Brook University, Ecology and Evolution 

PHONE

631-632-9508 

EMAIL

heather.lynch@stonybrook.edu 

WEBSITE

lynchlab.com

Dr. Heather J. Lynch is the IACS Endowed Chair in 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 A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 2000, an A.M. in Physics from Harvard University in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University in 2006. Dr. Lynch's research is focused on spatial population dynamics of Antarctic penguins, with a particular focus on statistical and mathematical models to integrate patchy time series with remote sensing imagery. These data will allow Dr. Lynch and colleagues to develop mathematical models to explore how coloniality constrains the colonization and extinction of individual habitat patches and, ultimately, the metapopulation dynamics of colonial seabirds.