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Project Description

University of Texas at Austin

Contact Info

University of Texas at Austin
Section of Integrative Biology
2401 Speedway Blvd.
Patterson Labs
Austin, TX 78701

Dr. Christine Hawkes
Assistant Professor

Phone: (512) 471-6049
Fax:
Email: chawkes@mail.utexas.edu
Website: http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/ib/faculty/hawkes/lab/

Fields of Interest

Community Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry

Description of Scientific Projects

Broadly, we use a genes-to-ecosystems approach to understand community and ecosystem responses and feedbacks to altered climate. We currently focus on expected increases in drought using a combination of large-scale experimental rainfall manipulations and field studies along rainfall gradients. We work across a wide variety of ecosystems, including grasslands, shrublands, and tropical forests.

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