Evan M Rehm (CV)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Based in Hilo, HI
emrehm (at) gmail dot com
In 2003, I completed my B.Sc. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State and in 2006, I graduate from the State University of New York, ESF, with my M.Sc. in Wildlife Management. After finishing my degrees I worked in wetland conservation for the state of Delaware before deciding I wanted to travel. I spent the next several years traveling and working in places such as Argentina, the Northern Mariana Islands, Australia, Thailand, and Puerto Rico.
In 2010 I began my PhD at Florida International University under Dr. Ken Feeley. My dissertation research focuses on two main questions:
1) How will tropical ecosystems respond to ongoing climate change? and
2) What determines species' range limits?
My research sites are in Manu National Park in Cusco, Peru where I am part of the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research Group. I have also collaborated with Dr. Christian Körner and his colleagues at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
After finishing my PhD in 2015 I joined the Savidge Lab as Post-doctoral Researcher at Colorado State University to look at the role of avian seed dispersal in maintaining ecological structure and function in the Northern Mariana Islands. For more information on this project please visit us on Facebook @Marianas Avian Research at CSU
In May 2017 I joined Carla D'Antonio at University of California Santa Barbara as a Post-doc to investigate ecological feedbacks and alternate stable states that may affect regeneration of tropical forest on the Big Island of Hawaii. I am currently based in Hilo, HI and spend a majority of my time in the field at the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.