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Christine Hawn

Ph.D., North Carolina State University,  2015
Assistant Professor
211-C Sondheim Hall

Research Interests: Conservation ecology, citizen science, environmental justice, trophic ecology, landscape ecology

Recent Research Activities:
 Detecting pharmaceuticals and personal care products in urban riparian spiders and their effects on density, prey availability, and behavior
 Air quality monitoring using spider webs 
 Environmental justice concerns of houseless populations
 The effects of corridors on food web subsidies in green lynx spiders
Selected Publications:

Hawn, C.L, N.M. Haddad, S. Griffin, J. Herrmann. 2018. Connectivity increases food web subsidies in fragmented landscapes. Ecology Letters

Woods, B.C; C.L. Brown; M.A. Cobb. 2009. Elevation variation in life-history characteristics of populations of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Ethology, Ecology, and Evolution   21:381-392.

Recent Presentations:

Hawn, C.L ▪ Lessons from another LTER: Habitat design restores habitat quality from the ground up ▪ Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting
Brown, C.L, N.M. Haddad, and J. Herrmann ▪ Corridors increase food web subsidies for isolated predators ▪ Ecological Society of America Meeting
Brown, C.L. and N.M. Haddad ▪ Do corridors make bigger and better predators? The effects of connectivity on spider body condition ▪ Ecological Society of America Meeting
Brown, C.L. and J. Resasco ▪ Do corridors increase predator macronutrient quality? Ecological Society of America Meeting

Courses Taught:
Conservation for the 21st Century
Citizen Science