Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
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Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Autumn 2022
Ph.D. Minor, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
BioStephanie Fischer is a Ph.D. student with the Behavioral Decisions and the Environment group with Dr. Gabrielle Wong-Parodi. She holds a B.S. in Earth Systems and B.A. in Music Composition from Stanford University. She is interested in community-led solutions that help build resilience and environmental justice in the face of natural hazards and disasters, and identifies institutions and interventions that may support and scale these solutions. She is also interested in the ways culture, identity, language and place are important to develop effective messaging during emergency situations.
Edgar Wiggin Francisco V
Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Autumn 2023
BioI research how land use change affects species interactions, invasions, and biodiversity in tropical forests. I primarily work with reptiles and amphibians to investigate the following questions:
How can we integrate habitat requirements for vulnerable and range-restricted species into the agroecological matrix?
How do evolved ecological constraints mediate species’ vulnerability or resiliency to anthropogenic disturbances?
How can land use change influence biological invasions?
Currently, my research is part of a grander effort to understand the social and ecological consequences of expanding oil palm agriculture in Costa Rica. I am additionally interested in sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, and the political ecology of agribusiness in Latin America.