Erin Bergman, Field work May 2007
Erin Bergman, Masters student
Erin Bergman was a new Masters student at SDSU from 2007-2009. She worked on a project to study landscape patterns of post-fire regeneration of Coulter pines at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park as a follow-on to our Cuyamaca post-fire vegetation survey.
She had research experience as an undergrad in ecology as well as other aspects of field and laboratory biology, and was the lead author on a coauthored a paper on the effects of land use history on the distribution of an orchid species in Puerto Rico based on her study at the Luquillo Long Term Ecological Research site. The citation is:
Erin Bergman, James D. Ackerman, Jill Thompson, Jess K. Zimmerman (2006) Land-use History Affects the Distribution of the Saprophytic Orchid Wullschlaegelia calcarata in Puerto Rico's Tabonuco Forest Biotropica 38 (4), 492–499. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2006.00167.x