Email: goldwasser "at" berkeley "dot" edu
I've been a practicing mathematical biologist for many years. I recently become involved in professional development for K-12 teachers, with a focus on climate change. This experience convinced me of the need to understand much more about education to be able to help others learn and teach about biology, especially ecology and evolution, and its connections with other sciences. I have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and music, a Master's degree in mathematics, and a doctorate in biology. In my spare time I enjoy music, baking bread, yoga, and biking.
What Attracted Me to DILL
DILL's focus on the classroom is of particular interest to me, since the dynamics in that arena is one of the main differences between doing science and teaching about science.
I'm involved in Randi's Framing and Transfer studies, especially the classroom side. I'm also learning as much as I can about this field by sitting in on classes and other research groups.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Goldwasser, L. 2008. Changing climate, changing California. cal alive! newsletter 10(2):2-3.
Steinsaltz, D., and L. Goldwasser. 2006. Ageing and total quality management: Extending the reliability metaphor for longevity. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 8:1445–59.
Seabloom, E. W., E. T. Borer, V. L. Boucher, R. S. Burton, K. L. Cottingham, L. Goldwasser, W. K. Gram, B. E. Kendall, and F. Micheli. 2003. Competition, seed limitation, disturbance, and reestablishment of California native annual forbs. Ecological Applications 13:575-592.
Byers, J. E. and L. Goldwasser. 2001. Exposing the mechanism and timing of impact of non-indigenous species on native species. Ecology 82:1330-1343.
Parker, I.M., D. Simberloff, W.M. Lonsdale, K. Goodell, M. Wonham, P.M. Kareiva, M.H. Williamson, B. Von Holle, P.B. Moyle, J.E. Byers, and L. Goldwasser. 1999. Impact: toward a framework for understanding the ecological effects of invaders. Biological Invasions 1:3-19.
Goldwasser, L. 1999. Scarab beetles, Elephant Ear (Xanthosoma robustum), and their associates. In: N. Nadkarni and N. T. Wheelwright, eds., The ecology and natural history of Monteverde: A background to conservation. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Kuhn, R., P. Nguyen, J.-C. Junqua, and L. Goldwasser. 1998. Eigenfaces and Eigenvoices: Dimensionality Reduction for Specialized Pattern Recognition. Second IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (Redondo Beach, California) pp. 71-76.
Goldwasser, L. 1998. A collection of grammatical points. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 79:148-150.
Goldwasser, L. and J. R. Roughgarden. 1997. Sampling effects and the estimation of food web properties. Ecology 78:41-54.