Alesia Hallmark is a NEON Postdoctoral Fellow, studying the relationship between high-frequency sensor measurements and direct observations of plant biomass and phenology.
Prior to NEON, Alesia studied plant productivity, phenology, and community dynamics as part of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research program at the University of New Mexico. Alesia hopes to translate skills learned working with long-term data to the spatially distributed NEON network. Current projects include estimating species’ contributions to ecosystem carbon and water fluxes, quantifying the sensitivity of species’ phenology to climate, and predicting how ecosystem services might change in a changing climate.
Alesia earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biology from the University of New Mexico and B.S. degrees in Botany and Zoology from Oklahoma State University. When not coding, Alesia likes hiking, gardening, woodworking, and hanging out her trusty beagle, Stella.
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