Carmen Taylor (Forest Sciences)

UBC – Fidel Lab

For my past work term, I was employed as an Undergraduate Research Assistant within the Forest Insect Disturbance Ecology Lab at the University of British Columbia. My position provided me with invaluable experience and key lab skills while continuing to challenge me every day. During this work term, I have helped primarily with post-doctoral research, including working occasionally in other labs. The principal project I was involved in was looking into the effects of Mountain Pine Beetle range expansion on novel (unfamiliar) habitat. The diverse exposure within a lab environment has imparted a particular skill set complimentary to my previous fieldwork experience and this entire co-op term has provided me with valuable insight into what a future in academia might contain.