Hi, I'm Ferne! 🌿

I am a PhD student in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto in the Wagner Lab.

My research focuses on how anthropogenic change influences the plant mating systems of Heliconia tortuosa, and how Heliconia tortuosa responds to that change. So many people underestimate plants, they are often thought to be passive, defenceless, and at the mercy of their environment. However, what we are finding seems to suggest the opposite. Plants can do more than what most people give them credit for.

My Strengths ✨

🏕️ Camping

🌱 Plants

🍎 Teaching

💻 Programming

🙃 Web Development

My Journey 📖

2021 → Now: University Of Toronto

PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the Wagner Lab

2020: The University of Edinburgh

Study Abroad Semester, Botany/Plant Biology

2017 → 2021: McGill University

Bachelor of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Plant Biology

2013 → 2017: Vaughan Secondary School

French Immersion Diploma


Hello hello! It's me! 🐤