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- Harvard Forest
- 324 N Main St.
- Petersham, MA, USA.
- Email me through OpenWetWare
My research examines the ecological complexities and consequences of climate change, particularly as they relate to changes in ecosystem services. I use insect model systems to explore the role of species interactions and adaptation in determining species’ responses to climate change.
- Ph.D. (2009), University of Notre Dame; Biological Sciences (advisor: Jessica Hellmann)
- B.S. (2002), Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA; Biology
- March 2009 - Present: Post-doctoral researcher, Harvard Forest (advisors: Aaron Ellison, Nick Gotelli, Ron Dunn, Nate Sanders)
- August 2004 - March 2009: Graduate teaching/research assistant, University of Notre Dame & Graduate Research & Education Fellow (GREF), US Department of Energy
- May 2002 - July 2004: Lab manager for Hope Hollocher, University of Notre Dame
- Pelini SL, JDK Dzurisin, KM Prior, CM Williams, TD Marsico, BJ Sinclair, JJ Hellmann. 2009. Translocation experiments in butterfly species reveal limitations to range shifts under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:11160-11165.
- Prior KM, JDK Dzurisin, SL Pelini, JJ Hellmann. 2009. Biology of larvae and adults of Erynnis propertius at the northern edge of its range. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 161-171.
- Hellmann JJ, SL Pelini, K Prior and JDK Dzurisin. 2008. The abundance and local adaptation of contrasting butterflies species at the edge of their geographic range. Oecologia 157: 583-592.
- Pelini SL, JA Keppel, AE Kelley and JJ Hellmann. A geographic mosaic of host plant specialization prevents rapid insect responses to climate change. Submitted.
- Williams CM, SL Pelini, JJ Hellmann, BJ Sinclair. Intra-individual variation allows an explicit test of the hygric hypothesis for discontinuous gas exchange in insects. Submitted.
Book Chapters and Reviews:
- Pelini SL. In press. Species: Adaptation. In Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd edition, edited by S.Schneider. Oxford University Press, New York.
- Pelini SL. In press. Butterflies. In Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd edition, edited by S Schneider. Oxford University Press, New York.
- Pelini SL, KM Prior, DJ Parker, JDK Dzurisin, RL Lindroth, JJ Hellmann. 2009. Climate change and temporal and spatial mismatches in insect communities. In Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth, edited by Trevor Letcher. Elsevier, Inc. Amsterdam.
- Gray (Pelini) SL. 2006. Book Review of Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight, Edited by C. L. Boggs, W. B. Watt and P. R. Ehrlich. American Midland Naturalist. 155(1): 250.