Foley Laboratory in Infectious Disease Ecology

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Stephanie Castle

Stephanie Castle is a wetland ecologist specializing in biogeochemistry, plant ecology and restoration. She completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Management at UC Davis. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Ecology with and emphasis in Restoration Ecology at UC Davis. During her graduate career, she studied plant litter decomposition dynamics and how this process played a central role in the functioning of wetland ecosystems.

Stephanie became involved with the Amargosa Vole Conservation Project in 2014. Since then, she has been involved in many facets of the project including habitat assessment, vole demography, and restoration of critical habitat area for the vole. Currently, Stephanie is a postdoctoral scholar with the Foley Lab investigating metapopulation dynamics of the vole while also helping to develop and implement a program of conservation and restoration work in support of the endangered Amargosa vole.