Jessie’s PhD research at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is focused on ringed lair habitat, emergence timing, and reproductive ecology in relation to snow and sea ice characteristics in a changing Arctic. She will also be exploring potential ringed seal and polar bear population status and predator-prey dynamics under future climate conditions. Her research uses data from aerial surveys (both manned and drone-based), seal haul-out tags, and satellite remote sensing. Jessie is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a North Pacific Research Board Graduate Student Research Award, a SAFS Fellowship, and an ARCS Fellowship. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2015 with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and minors in Mathematics and Climate Change Studies. For her undergraduate research, she used playback experiments to study the acoustic mimicry of bird alarm calls in walnut sphinx caterpillars. For photos and more information on Jessie’s graduate research, visit her website at jmlinds.github.io.