Claire Williams

Graduate student, University of Nevada-Reno, 2021

See her personal website here.

MS Thesis in Biodiversity and Conservation, Trinity College Dublin: The composition and seasonal dynamics of the gut microbiome in an herbivorous carnivore - the red panda (Ailurus fulgens)

PhD Dissertation in Ecology and Evolution, University of Nevada-Reno: Microbiomes as mediators of host adaptation to rapidly changing environments [current].

Current projects within the Wild Microbiomes Working Group:

  • The role of diet and host species in shaping the seasonal dynamics of the gut microbiome
  • Environmental change is linked to multi-generational shifts in the Pacific pocket mouse gut microbiome that mirror animal health and fitness metrics
  • Captivity rapidly alters the rhinoceros gut microbiome and is linked to long-term fitness loss
  • What makes an animal microbiome healthy?