Congrats to Liz, who was recently named as the new faculty director of Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve! Jasper Ridge is home to a multitude of research projects, and also plays a key educational role for Stanford. Liz will join new Jasper Ridge executive director Tony Barnosky! in leading the station. (Read news article | read press release)
Alexis, Liz, and collaborator Amy Goldberg recently published a paper in the journal Nature. Using a database of archeological sites and radiocarbon dates, they modeled the colonization of humans in South America and find that growth has been checked by limited resources... (Read press release | read paper)
Ariel Marcy, a former undergraduate with Liz, was recently profiled in Science for her work on creating science education games that teach key evolutionary principles! Inspired by Liz's outreach work, Ariel developed Go Extinct!, a fun, interactive game that teaches students about phylogenetic trees and evolutionary relationships. (Read profile)
The lab's commitment to outreach continued with several events this quarter. First, we shared our work with others in the department through a lab open house. Members of the lab also organized a visit from high school students to labs at Stanford. Multiple Hadly lab members also taught various classes and workshops, and Alexis traveled to DC to meet with members of Congress to discuss science and public policy.