Contact Info

Kali Lader

111 Koshland Hall
Berkeley CA 94720-3102

kmlader (@) berkeley (.) edu

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring the interactions between fungi and plants.I am currently investigating the foliar fungal endo- and epiphytes of Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and their implications in the water relations of the tree. I will be using a variety of methods, including culturing, DNA sequencing, phylogenetics, community ecology and stable isotope experiments to test my hypotheses. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me.

Education

2006 B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology. SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry
PhD Candidate in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley
Co-Advised by Dr. Todd Dawson and Dr. Chelsea Specht
http://pmb.berkeley.edu/~specht/kali.html

Past Research

Undergraduate Field/Lab Assistant Dr. Don Leopold 2005
     Effect of acid rain remediation techniques on understory flora in the Catskill Mountains
Undergraduate Mentored Research Project Dr. Thomas Horton 2005-2006
     Influence of mycorrhizal associations on seedling health of Pinus resinosa in calcium chloride waste soils

Teaching

SUNY ESF Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Mycorrhizal Ecology 2006
UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor - Biology 1B Spring 2008
UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor - Biology 1B Fall 2008
UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor - Biology 1B Spring 2009
 
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