Holly Abbandonato

Postdoctoral Fellow; Adjunct Professor
Office
AVDX 307

Biography

Dr. Holly Abbandonato is an applied plant ecologist with a special interest in the nexus between environmental science and social science (policy, social, and economic). Her research interests pertain to the effects of climate change on tundra plants/insects/fungi, ecological restoration (wetland/grassland habitats), native seed science, pollinator ecology, and food/crop sustainability. She has a passion for science communication, mentoring, and teaching.

Publications

2021. Moriana-Armendariz M., Abbandonato H., Yamaguichi T., Morsdorf M.A., Aares K.H., Semenchuk P.R., Tojo M., Cooper E.J. Increased snow and cold season temperatures alter High Arctic parasitic fungi-host plant interactions. Arctic Science.

2018. Abbandonato H., Pedrini S., Pritchard H.W., DeVitis M., Bonomi C. Native seed trade of herbaceous species for restoration: a European policy perspective with global implications. Restoration Ecology.

2017. Abbandonato, H. "The EU regulatory framework for ecological restoration and the use of native seeds." In: Native Seed Ecology, Production & Policy - Advancing knowledge and technology in Europe. MUSE, Trento.

2017. Abbandonato, H. "Protocols for germination, cultivation, propagation: Papaver rhoeas." In: Native Seed Ecology, Production & Policy - Advancing knowledge and technology in Europe. MUSE, Trento.

 

Education

2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Allison University

2020 McCain Postdoctoral Fellow, Mount Allison University

2017 PhD, University of Pavia; Science Museum of Trento

2014 MSc., UiT The Arctic University of Norway; The University Centre in Svalbard

2021 BScENR., University of New Brunswick

Teaching

GENS 1401 The Physical Environment

GENS 2241 Weather and Climate

GENS/BIOL 3421 Biogeography

GENS 3451 Earth System Science

GENS 4421 Seminar in Environmental Science