Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University
Carina Rauen Firkowski is interested in the roles spatial and temporal ecological processes play in the structure and dynamics of ecological systems. As a member of ResNet, Carina is exploring how monitoring and management can ensure the sustainability of ecosystem services and biodiversity across space and time in social ecological systems. Using a multilayer network approach, she is investigating how to design and operationalize a monitoring system able to detect change in ES and biodiversity and attribute drivers of change. She completed her PhD (2020) in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, where she addressed the influence of environmental fluctuations on the diversity, dynamics and recovery of multi-trophic metacommunities under disturbances. She obtained her MSc (2012) in Ecology and Conservation at the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil, where she studied the diversification of montane anurans endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest and under threat from climate change.