Geography and the Environment Faculty Mentors

Lisa J. Rodrigues, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, 2005
Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment
Office: Mendel G67H; Phone: 610-519-7534

Research & Professional Interests: Dr. Rodrigues studies the impacts of a changing climate on coral reef and marine ecosystems.  In particular, she is interested in understanding the physiological effects of coral bleaching and coral disease to better predict future changes to reef ecosystems.  Her research often involves intensive laboratory and field components.  Dr. Rodrigues teaches courses in environmental science and is a member of the President’s Environmental Sustainability Committee.  As such, she is also interested in working with students on projects related to Villanova’s campus and environmental sustainability.

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