Research by CSULA alumna featured in national journal
Anne KellyÂs study on the effects of climate change and a changing fire cycle on the Sierra Nevada forests was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A CSULA alumna, Kelly is the lead author on the research, "Rapid shifts in plant distribution with recent climate change."
According to Kelly, "The Sierra snowpack provides a significant amount of CaliforniaÂs fresh water, and a declining snowpack and sick forests will have serious consequences for Californians."
Kelly, who received her M.S. in interdisciplinary environmental science at Cal State L.A., was a Fellow of the UniversityÂs CEA-CREST (Center for Environmental Analysis-Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology) program. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in earth system science at University of California, Irvine.
- Abstract of research article: http://www.pnas.org/content/105/33/11823
- Full text version of research article: http://www.pnas.org/content/105/33/11823.full
- UC Irvine press release: http://www.today.uci.edu/news/release_detail.asp?key=1793
- CEA-CREST at Cal State L.A.: http://cea-crest.calstatela.edu/
"CEA-CREST has an amazing faculty of dedicated professors. The classes I took at CEA-CREST were the best IÂve taken. Most importantly, I encountered some major challenges during my masterÂs program, and without the support of CEA-CREST I would not have been able to complete my degree and go on to start a Ph.D." -- Anne Kelly