Master's Student (WP2)
Erin Pearson is a Master of Science student based in St. John’s, NL, co-supervised by Dr. Carissa Brown and Dr. Joel Finnis. She grew up on the west coast of the island, where her curiosity and love of nature inspired her to complete the Forest Resources Technician diploma at College of the North Atlantic. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forestry at the University of New Brunswick, which fostered a desire to return to Newfoundland and an interest in studying forest- and tree level responses to climate change at Memorial University. Erin’s work with FOCI focuses on the role of urban forests in the face of climate change through i) gaining a better understanding of how urban forests alter local climate, and ii) exploring how changes in local climates will influence the health and ecological integrity of urban forests.