Renata Poulton Kamakura

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Renata Is a student at University of Chicago , studying Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolution Specialization , and is expecting to graduate in 2018 .

About Me:
As a diplomat's kid, I have grown up all over the place and love to travel and explore. I also love to play sports and hike and be outdoors, and so I, unsurprisingly, really enjoy field work as well. I am most interested in conservation biology and get the chance to work on restoration in tallgrass prairies this summer.

My Projects
Invasion in the tallgrass prairie: do close relatives help or hinder? (2017)

My research focuses on understanding invasion in restored tallgrass prairies, one of the most endangered ecosystems worldwide. I am part of a team working on a plot experiment at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Broadly, we are trying to understand how phylogenetic and functional diversity affect restoration outcomes in tallgrass prairies. My focus is disentangling the effects of these two