The Contemplative Mammoth is written by Jacquelyn GIll, an ecologist and biogeographer interested in how landscapes change through space and time (hence the subtitle of this blog: “musings from the fourth dimension,” e.g. time). She combines an interdisciplinary approach and a deep-time perspective to inform conservation and ecology. Here, she writes about ecology and climate change over time from the last ice age to the present day, and how our understanding of the past can help prepare us for the future. She also writes about Academia, diversity in STEM, science communication, and the occasional dung fungus.
In Fall 2013, Jacquelyn joined the University of Maine as an Assistant Professor of Paleoecology & Plant Ecology with the School of Biology & Ecology and the Climate Change Institute. In addition to geeking out in the lab, in the field, and online, she enjoys games, knitting, science fiction, discovering new craft cocktails, cuddling her furry mesofauna, and exploring Maine’s forests, rivers, and islands.
Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Feel free to contact Jacquelyn at jacquelynlgill[at]gmail[dot]com, or check out her academic website.