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Seeta Sistla

Seeta Sistla
2010

I am a third year Ph.D. student in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology. I use a combination of field and laboratory experiments to investigate how rapid Arctic warming is impacting biogeochemical cycling in the Arctic. My current work explores the influence of two decades of summer warming on soil C and N dynamics in the Alaskan tundra. I completed my BA at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, with a major in Biology and minor in Sociology and Anthropology. I initially discovered a love for the Arctic while working in Alaska for the Student Conservation Association before entering college, and have since focused my academic work on the ecological impacts of climate change in northern areas of the world.  Although my dissertation research focuses on the impact of climate change on permafrost soils, I am also interested in understanding the linkages between the generation of scientific knowledge and its interpretation by a broader audience, including policy-makers and the general public.