The Low-Latitude Life Lab (LLLL) support faculty and students with research interests and experience in working in low latitudes (<23 degrees). For the 2020-21 academic year, Davis Connects and the Dean of Global Engagement is piloting funding for a LLLL, culminating in a Davis Summit panel featuring student-faculty experiences, tentatively scheduled for CLAS 2021.

In this initial round, under the leadership of Professors Cathy Bevier and Judy Stone (Biology), the following five projects were funded:

*Historical Ecology of Belizian Fisheries, JanPlan 2021, Professor Loren McClenachan and team (Environmental Studies)
*Volatile Organic Emissions from the Amazon Rainforest near Manaus, Brazil, JanPlan 2021, Professor Karena McKinney and team (Chemistry)
*, Professor StacyAnn Robinson and team (Environmental Studies)
*Atoll Island Evolution, Belize, Summer 2021, Professor Alejandra Geiger-Ortiz and team (Geology)
*Tropical Meteorology in Puerto Rico, JanPlan 2021,, Professor Jim Fleming and team (Science, Technology, and Society)

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Andy McGadney, VP and Dean of Student Advancement, or the Dean of Global Engagement (