Selena Ahmed


Selena Ahmed 
Assistant Professor of Human Health & Development
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
TEACRS Alumna - 2013





I joined the TEACRS program after completing my  PhD in Biology in the Plant Sciences Program at the City University of New York and the New York Botanical Garden.

As a TEACRS Postdoctoral Fellow, I worked with Colin Orians in the Department of Biology where I conducted several projects. I initiated an interdisciplinary project on the impact of climate change on tea growth and phytochemical quality in China and associated farmer and consumer perceptions.  I also conducted field studies and controlled experiments to manipulate precipitation and temperature events to anticipate how climate change will affect tea growth and quality. Lastly, I administered surveys in tea-producing areas to document farmer perceptions of climate variability and associated resource management decisions and adaptations.

As part of the TEACRS Program, I taught Evolutionary Biology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

I am continuing my research as well as teaching in my faculty position at Montana State. I recently received an NSF grant to study how weather changes impact tea quality.

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