Stephanie Gagliardi

PhD Candidate

Physical & Environmental Sciences

University of Toronto, Canada

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My name is Stephanie Gagliardi and I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). As a member of Dr. Isaac's Agrobiodiversity and Biogeochemistry Lab, I explore the dynamic links between ecosystem processes and multi-species functional traits in biodiverse agroecosystems through an agroecology lens. My research is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and collaborations with international researchers and farmers from CATIE and CIRAD

Science education and communication are important aspects of my work. I am a Teaching Assistant for graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto, a Graduate Educational Developer for the science disciplines with the Teaching Assistants' Training Program, and was a Course Instructor with the Geography Department at the University of Toronto. I am also a Production Board member with The Valley, UTSC's first graduate student magazine, and was a member of the Let's Talk Science Challenge Committee at the University of Toronto.