Rebecca Finger-Higgens


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  • Organization
    US Geological Survey

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am a landscape ecologist interested in how climate warming will impact water availability in Arctic and grassland systems.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I love being a scientists because my job is to ask questions about the world and learn. I love exploring the environment and spending time outside, so ecology is a great fit for me!

  • Profile Question 2
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Not all plants create energy from the sun! Some plants are carnivorous and can get nutrients from digesting insects and other critters, while other plants pray on their neighbors and steal nutrients from belowground.

  • Profile Question 3
    Do you have advice for students about preparing for a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Anyone can be a scientist! Be curious, embrace the unknown, and always be enthusiastic. Science is creative process so people from different backgrounds can learn a lot from each other and the world.

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
    (not set)

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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