Brittany Laginhas

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
PhD Candidate

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts

Affiliations: 

Department of Environmental Conservation- Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Education: 

M.A.: Biology, Clark University, Worcester, MA, 2012
B.A.: Environmental Science, Clark University, Worcester, MA, 2010

Experience: 

Graduate Research Assistant, UMass Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 2016
Supervisory Biologist, Aquatic Control Technology, 2014 – 2015
Biologist, Lycott Environmental, 2009 - 2014
Graduate Research Assistant, Clark University Dept. of Biology, 2010 - 2012
Research Assistant, Clark University Dept. of Biology, 2007 - 2009
Research Assistant, Brown University Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2008 - 2009

Research Interests: 

I am interested in identifying general patterns that distinguish invaders (i.e., exotic species with ecological impact) from the total pool of introduced species (i.e., exotics with no ecological impact) using meta-analyses and spatial analyses. Through this research, I hope to better inform invasive management plans and policies.