Masters Student, Research Assistant
University of Toronto - Scarborough, ON, Canada
I completed my BSc at the University of Guelph, Ontario, with a major in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Ecology in 2021. After graduating, I began working with Dr. Adam Martin as a research assistant in his lab at the University of Toronto in Scarborough, Ontario. As a research assistant, I assisted and continue to assist other graduate students in their projects while cultivating my own passion for agricultural ecology and plant physiology. When I decided to do a MSc with Dr. Martin shortly, I began to conceptualize what would be my thesis project, studying differences in leaf venation among grapevine varieties in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. During this time I was also working in the field in Haliburton, Ontario in the Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) plot, surveying Beech Bark Disease, and on existing projects in the Niagara vineyard.
My research presented at this conference encompasses preliminary data for what will be my thesis when I begin my MSc in Geography at the University of Toronto in September 2022, when I will delve into the variation in venation traits among grapevine cultivars and the implications of these differences for Leaf Economics in greater detail.