PhD Boston University Fall 2011-present
Biology, certificate in Terrestrial Biogeoscience
Advisor: Adrien Finzi
Expected Completion: May 2017
BA Mount Holyoke College 2011 summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Major - Biology; Minor - Chemistry
Advisor: Martha F. Hoopes
DOE Terrestrial Ecosystem Science PI Meeting Student Travel Award 2016
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2015-2017
Partitioning rhizosphere effects on microbial community structure
and carbon cycling along a peatland water table gradient ($21,091)
Department of Energy Graduate Research Fellowship ($151,500) 2012-2015
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ($121,500, declined) 2012-2015
NSF Soil Biogeochemistry Workshop, graduate student support ($3000) 2013
George Bernard Shaw Travel Award, Boston University 2012, 2013
Outstanding Graduate Student Activities Award (BU ALES) 2013
Stein Prize, best research paper in biology, Mount Holyoke College 2011
Mary Lyon Scholar, Mount Holyoke College 2011
Bernice McClean Award, excellence in biology, Mount Holyoke College 2011
Abby T. Howe Award, excellence in biology, Mount Holyoke College 2010
Leadership Award, Mount Holyoke College 2007-2011
Gill, AL and AC Finzi. 2016. Belowground carbon flux links biogeochemical cycles and resource-Use efficiency at the global scale. Ecology Letters. In press.
Hanson, PJ, AL Gill, X Xu, JR Phillips, DJ Weston, RK Kolka, JS Riggs, LA Hook. 2016. Intermediate-scale community-level flux of CO2 and CH4: a large collar application in a Minnesota peatland with seasonal and spatial performance data. Biogeochemistry 129(3): 255-272.
Finzi, AC, MA Giasson, and AL Gill. 2016. SPRUCE Autochamber CO2 and CH4 Flux Data for SPRUCE Experimental Plots. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. doi.org/10.334/CDIAC/SPRUCE.016
Gill, AL, AS Gallinat, R Sanders-DeMott, AJ Rigden, DJ Short Gianotti, JA Mantooth, and PH Templer. 2015. Changes in autumn senescence in northern hemisphere deciduous trees: a meta-analysis of autumn phenology studies. Annals of Botany 116(6): 875-888.
2016 BI306: Biology of Global Change, Boston University, Guest Lecturer
2013, 2015 BI643: Biogeochemistry, Boston University, Guest Lecturer
Spring 2012 BI108: Principles of Biology II, Boston University, Teaching Fellow
Fall 2011 BI107: Principles of Biology I, Boston University, Teaching Fellow
Spring 2011 Biol226: Evolution, Mount Holyoke College, Teaching Assistant
Fall 2010 Biol223: Ecology, Mount Holyoke College, Teaching Assistant
Spring 2010 Chem302: Organic Chemistry II, Mount Holyoke College, Teaching Assistant
Fall 2009 Chem202: Organic Chemistry I, Mount Holyoke College, Teaching Assistant
Butters, J. 2015. Shake it off: What autumn leaf fall reveals about global warming. Arts and Sciences Insider Boston University.
Weir, EH. 2014. Clare Booth Luce supports women in science. Mount Holyoke College.
2015-2016 BU Biogeoscience Graduate Student Invited Seminar Speaker, coordinator
2014-2015 BU Biogeoscience Workshop Committee, chairperson
2014 DOE High School Science Bowl – reviewer for Life Sciences division
2014 Climate Change Science presentation for 6th grade class at the Pierce School, Brookline, MA
2012-present Boston University Advocates for Literacy in Environmental Sciences – founding memer
2012-present Reviewer for Annals of Botany, Biogeochemistry, Global Change Biology, Science of the Total Environment