Scientist Spotlight: Toni Lyn Morelli’s First-hand Approach to Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

Friday, April 6, 2018

Toni Lyn Morelli has no shortage of enthusiasm for her job as a USGS research ecologist NE CSC. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change, but this comprises a wide variety of projects spanning many years, a number of territories, and countless plant and animal species. She has worked in the West stidying the increase in wildfires and subsequent decline in forest coverage, and the Northeast studying red squirrels which may be moving higher up mountain ranges where they prey on threatened bird species. She has also worked with the University of Massachusetts in the mid–Atlantic where warming climates are slowing syrup production.