Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Major Advisor: Jianguo "Jack" Liu
Veronica is from New Jersey, and has degrees in the environmental sciences, French (BS/BA at Messiah College) and International Nature Conservation (MSc. at Goettingen University, Germany). She specializes in ecology, geographic information systems, programing, ecological modeling, and community outreach and engagement.
Veronica has lived, studied and worked in many different places around the world, mainly focusing on marine environments and emphasizing the importance of local knowledge and working with stakeholders and decision-makers to accomplish mutual goals for conservation. She has conducted research on commercial fishing vessels in Alaska, assisted in dolphin population monitoring in Hong Kong, and worked with local communities in the Falkland Islands to study whales. As a result of her travels, she can also speak 6 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and German).
Currently, Veronica is a fourth-year PhD student in Fisheries and Wildlife and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior. She is also in MSU’s Community Engaged Scholarship, Spatial Ecology and Modeling Environmental and Social Systems certification programs. She is an NSF GRFP Fellow and University Enrichment Fellow and works at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) with Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu. She studies human influence on species distributions.
METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION - INTEGRATED SDM DATABASE: ENHANCING THE RELEVANCE AND UTILITY OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
Published on November 7, 2021
Published on September 21, 2021
Published on March 9, 2020
Published on September 23, 2019
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Assessing the water and carbon footprint of hydropower stations at a national scale
Published on April 22, 2019
JCRM - Spatial distribution of cetacean strandings in the Falkland Islands to define monitoring opportunities
Published on December 1, 2018
METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION - Quantifying apart what belongs together: A multi-state species distribution modelling framework for species using distinct habitats
Published on June 9, 2017
BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION - Use of local ecological knowledge to investigate endangered baleen whale recovery in the Falkland Islands
Published on February 12, 2016