Arielle Liu, a second-year Ph.D. student, has been awarded a 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Her research examines how temperature changes affect behaviors and thermoregulation in red-bellied lemurs. She will be observing these lemurs in Madagascar to collect behavioral data and fecal samples for hormonal analysis. Relating changes in their behavior and hormone levels to changes in temperatures may tell her how red-bellied lemurs respond to further increases in temperature due to global warming. This may also inform her about the ability of species, including our own, to cope with warmer temperatures.
Read more about Arielle and other UA recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.