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Will Pfadenhauer

NE CASC Graduate Fellow
Ph.D. Student
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

Very broadly, I am interested in using GIS and other spatial technologies to solve problems within conservation biology. For my undergraduate research, I pursued this focus by developing a spatial model of the extents of artificial light at night, and testing the effects of varying levels of artificial light on amphibian growth. I am now looking forward to predicting and preventing occurrences of invasive plant species during my time at UMass. 


B.S. Environmental Science - Lafayette College, 2020


Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program


Teaching Assistant - Lafayette College, 2019
EXCEL Research Scholar - Lafayette College, 2019
Environmental Intern - GHD Services, Inc., 2018
Intern - Nurture Nature Center, 2018