Alison J. Robey

PhD Candidate
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Yale University

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B.A. Environmental Studies & Mathematics, Williams College (2016-2020)
M.S. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University (2021-2023)

Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University (2021-Present)

I am a theoretical ecologist working on using mathematical modeling to better understand the population- and community-level impacts of changing temperature regimes and heat waves. My work is focused on using the tools of ecological theory to better understand, manage, and protect ecosystems facing unprecedented anthropogenic changes.

Outside of research, I work as a Graduate Writing Fellow through the Poorvu Center’s Graduate Writing Lab to provide support for other graduate students’ communcations skills through individual consultations and workshops. I also work in science communications and outreach, currently through my position writing monthly newsletters as a science correspondent for the Kent Land Trust.

Past Work

Chaos theory (with
the Vasseur Lab) - 1
Airborne virus transmission
(with Laura Fierce at Brookhaven National Laboratory) - 1 2 3
Invasive species spread
(with Julie Blackwood at Williams College) - 1