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Clayton Hale

Clayton Hale

What brought you to UGA? The array of faculty members doing the type of research I am interested in.

What are your research/study interests? The goal of my Ph.D. work is to understand the effects of anthropogenic change on plant populations and communities to inform biodiversity conservation decision-making. More specifically, I look at how human induced changes in the environment are affecting the phenology, fitness, and distributions of common and rare spring ephemeral species.

What has been a benefit of being part of IPS?/How did it help you select your program? Being apart of a community that has a wide breadth of faculty members across disciplines, but all work on plants, is an amazing benefit.

What are your career goals? To do research that contributes to our understanding of biodiversity and how we can protect it.

Who is your major professor? Dr. Megan DeMarche

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