Dr. Stephanie Galla

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Boise State University

I am interested in interdisciplinary conservation efforts for species in decline, and in particular, how genomic technologies can inform management decisions. I am a postdoctoral research scientist at Boise State University in the labs of Dr. Jen Forbey and Dr. Julie Heath. Along with a team of researchers in the EPSCoR funded GUTT project, we aim to understand plant-herbivore interactions to improve conservation efforts for species like Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) and Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta).  Under a SERDP funded project, I also use a combination of genomic technologies and agent-based models  to forecast how American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) will shift their lay date in response to a changing climate. 

In addition to conservation research, I enjoy creating science illustrations and am a cofounder of the Kindness in Science collective in Aotearoa New Zealand. Check out this site to learn more.