Our Team


Gillscope Jacquelyn Gill, University of Maine
Jacquelyn is a paleoecologist and biogeographer, interested in climate change, extinction, ice age megaherbivores, and plants. She is leading the plant portions of the project.

Email: jacquelyn.gill@maine.edu
Web: https://jacquelyngill.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @jacquelyngill


Jessica Blois
, University of California, Merced

Jessica is a Quaternary paleoecologist and biogeographer interested in plants and animals. She is leading the mammal portions of the project.

Email: jblois@ucmerced.edu
Web: http://jessicablois.com
Twitter: @jessicablois


Justin Yeakel
, University of California, Merced
Justin is an ecologist specializing in foraging theory and food webs. He is leading the development of species interaction models and food web analyses for the project.

Email: jyeakel@ucmerced.edu
Web: http://jdyeakel.github.io/
Twitter: @jdyeakel




Emily Lindsey, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

Emily is a paleoecologist interested in how lessons from changes in past ecosystems can help save species today.  She is directing the fossil excavation and processing for this project at the La Brea Tar Pits.




LibbySquareLibby Ellwood, La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
Libby is an ecologist whose research focuses on climate change, conservation, and citizen science. She is based at La Brea Tar Pits and is developing citizen science materials for the project.

Twitter: @libbyellwood



Glover, University of Maine
Katherine has worked on reconstructions of past climate conditions and ecology in Southern California and the Midwest, using core samples from lake basins. Her role in the #labreawebs project is to simulate past climate and ecological conditions of the L.A. Basin, using fossil identification results and the dynamic vegetation model LPJ-GUESS.

Email: kcglover@ucla.edu
Twitter: @gloverkatherine


Nate Fox, UC Merced



Taran Rallings, UC Merced
Taran is a PhD student focusing on food web modeling for paleo-ecosystems. He is developing tools for making dietary predictions for extinct herbivores.

email: trallings@ucmerced.edu
Twitter: @TaranRallings




FrostSq.pngChason Frost, University of Maine

Chason is an undergrad working with Jacquelyn Gill. Currently a senior at UMaine studying Horticulture, he also has an interest in Paleobotany and Palynology and assists as a lab tech focusing on macrobotanicals.

Email: chason.frost@maine.edu
Twitter: @Pocket_Botanist


Trevor Lessard, University of Maine

Joseph Veneracion, UC Merced