Julie Jung is a Biology Ph.D. Candidate at Boston University studying the vibration-cued early hatching behavior of Agalychnis callidryas (red-eyed treefrogs). Her field work is conducted at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama. Working outdoors in sweaty, soggy, buggy, humid, normally deplorable conditions makes her really happy.
Julie graduated from Williams College (with a BA in Biology and Environmental Science & a minor in Maritime Studies) in 2015. See her CV for more academic information. Julie is a 1st generation college graduate and a 1st generation US citizen. She credits everything good in her life to her loving parents, who rededicated and rearranged their entire lives to facilitate the success of their children.
Julie spends almost all her free time chasing creatures (both on land and under water) or suffering on mountain tops.
- Personal Email:
jungjulie2 [at] gmail.com
- Academic Email:
jungj [at] bu.edu
- The mechanism of vibration detection in red-eyed treefrogs embryos.
- The optimal responses to ambiguity in information cues.
- The influence of land management practices on the abundance and diversity of fall-blooming Asteraceae and their pollinators.
- The effects of anthropogenic road noise on eavesdropping systems of the eastern chipmunk on the alarm calls of tufted titmice.
- The development of a high school capstone course in Ecological Environmental Science, focusing on curricula materials involving biology and climate-science.
- The analysis of local water samples from the Hoosic River Watershed to test for quality and ion balance.
- The design of an RNAi construct to silence the expression of genes that trigger allergies to US bread wheat Butte 86.