Kim Thompson



I am interested in how biodiversity patterns change in response to large-scale phenomena and disturbances. I aim to utilize climate data and spatial modeling to understand the relevance of this question for communities and populations.

My PhD research is focusing on the impacts of different climate change scenarios on the subnivium microclimate across gradients of latitude and cover types. I am also focusing on how these impacts will affect the distribution of various subnivium specialists, most notably the wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus).