Shannon Call

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Pacific

  • Organization
    Western Washington University

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

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    Terrestrial ecology, especially with regards to vegetation composition in riparian habitat as it impacts salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I like rushes. They are much like grasses, except they are totally round! I think they are so interesting because they make such beautiful flowers and all are so unique! They stay green year-round, which is nice in the winter.

  • Profile Question 2
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I couldn't decide on a major in college. I was sifting through the list available at my university when I came upon the term botany. I asked myself, "What is that??" Who knew I could get a degree in PLANTS! I wanted a job where I could get paid to be outside in wild areas.

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you share a funny/interesting lab or field story?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I was sampling in the Idaho backcountry a few years ago. My team mate and I were standing waist deep in a crystal clear stream. When we saw something swimming toward us. It was HUGE. It turned out to be a salmon over two feet long, on the last days of its life, making the last leg of its last migration.

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  • Availability
    I am NOT available, please temporarily remove me from the available mentor list

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

Recent Posts

cfern reproduction Shannon Call
commented on a blog post

Hi Tekoa, 

Thank you for sharing your learning style with me! I think we, as humans, learn best by interacting with our projects and with hands on activities. I'm excited to be part of your experiment!

cfern reproduction Shannon Call
commented on a blog post

Hi Kayla,

Thanks for your patience as I am finally able to spend some time on PlantingScience. I work with high school students everyday in my current job! So, to answer your question, yes I have worked with high school students - a lot! I…

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cfern reproduction Shannon Call
commented on a blog post

Hi Enola,

Glad to have you here! Thanks for sharing your best learning style! I like to learn like you, with lots of repetition. 

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