Gersony, Jess

 

 

 Gersony 5Generally, I am interested in vegetation-climate interactions and the impact of global change on plant physiology and ecology. My research in the Naeem-Palmer Lab Group focused on the thermal ecology (relationships between plant biology and the thermal environment) of arctic tundra vegetation, as well as the thermal ecology of native vegetation communities and Sedum communities on green roofs in NYC. We used a hand-held infrared camera (Shirley), drones (Stallone, Tyrone and Ramone), a boom (boomer), and a children's jungle gym (Thermodome) to investigate these areas. I am now a PhD student at Harvard University advised by Dr. Noel Michele Holbrook exploring questions related to plant hydraulics and climate change.

Currently at Harvard, Holbrook Lab