Annie Schiffer

Lab Manager – University of Washington


B.S. in Biology
B.S. in Environmental Sciences
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Honors Advisor: Assistant Prof. Berry Brosi

Research Interests

I am interested in the shifts in plant community composition and fitness as a result of climate change. Warming temperatures are causing earlier snowmelt and lower snowpack, which consequently cues plant species to bloom earlier. These early-blooming species become pollen limited due to the phenological mismatch between flowering time and pollinator emergence. I want to explore the impacts of this phenological shift on plant fitness. My honors thesis focuses on connecting flowering phenology to plant reproductive success across several spatial scales in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Work and Volunteering

Brosi Lab, Atlanta, GA (Jan. 2019- July 2020)
Undergraduate researcher

Quave Research Group, Atlanta, GA (Aug. 2017- Jan. 2019)
Phytochemistry lab and microbiology lab volunteer

Emory Herbarium, Atlanta, GA (Sept. 2017- Nov. 2017)
Volunteer curatorial assistant

Potomac Overlook Nature Preserve, Arlington, VA (Jun. 2017- Aug. 2017)
Assistant naturalist and nature camp counselor