Ana Chavez

Long-term Human and ecosystem adaptations to climate change in the Rockies (Utah) over the past 12,000 years 

Department of Atmospheric Sciences & Department of Geography but research is also associated with the Department of Anthropology

My research includes studying the response of both humans and ecosystems to climate patterns in the past. Throughout the acceleration of climate change, many environments are and will continue to be transformed. Understanding past climate change and human and ecosystem response can help us determine how humans and ecosystems can best respond and adapt to changes in our future climate. I am currently double majoring in Atmospheric Sciences and Geography while minoring in Anthropology. Knowledge within each of these departments has been helpful in better understanding my research. My long-term goals include attending graduate school and receiving my master’s and doctorate degrees. After which, I hope to work in academia.

Undergraduate Wilkes Scholar