Carol Yang

Ph.D. Ecology
Major Advisor: Seth Wenger

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B.S. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2012

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Master’s Student in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development. Carol received her B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. She worked on lakes in northern Wisconsin, participating in comparative lake surveys and whole-ecosystem experiments to research aquatic-terrestrial linkages. Carol went on to work in Costa Rica for several years, as the Environmental Education coordinator at a K-11 school and program coordinator at a Sustainability Demonstration Center. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development. Carol is broadly interested in stream ecology, as well as environmental education and outreach.

Research Interests
  • Population Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Organismal Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Global Ecology
  • Tropical Stream Ecology
  • Environmental Education
Selected Publications

Yang, C., Wilkinson, G. M., Cole, J. J., Macko, S. A., & Pace, M. L. (2014). Assigning hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen isotope values for phytoplankton and terrestrial detritus in aquatic food web studies. Inland Waters, 4(2), 233-242.

Wilkinson, G. M., Carpenter, S. R., Cole, J. J., Pace, M. L., & Yang, C. (2013). Terrestrial support of pelagic consumers: patterns and variability revealed by a multilake study. Freshwater Biology, 58(10), 2037-2049.