Christine A. Parisek

Christine Parisek

Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate
CWS Communications Facilitator
DEI Committee Co-Chair

  • Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology

Christine's work ranges from local-scale trophic dynamics to global-scale patterns in lake distributions. She is interested in the mechanisms that govern lake food web structure and function across mountain landscapes and reservoirs, and in understanding limnology patterns occurring across scales. Her early research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab sparked her interest in mountain freshwater systems, and she has since been increasingly focused on high alpine freshwater ecosystems more broadly as a potential model for testing deeper ecological questions.

Currently, Christine is exploring the abundance, distribution, vulnerability, and food web ecology of California mountain lake ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada. She is also investigating the effects of mega-wildfire on lake communities and their food webs.

Christine is also Co-Chair of the Center's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) committee. 

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Research Interests & Expertise
  • Landscape Limnology
  • Freshwater Science
  • Alpine Ecosystems
  • Ecology