Ingrid Tohver

Research Scientist, Climate Impacts Group

Ingrid TohverIngrid Tohver, after completing a BS in Botany from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, moved to Brazil and started working for a Brazilian NGO, Environmental Research Institute in the Amazon (IPAM). As a researcher for IPAM, she conducted fieldwork for a project investigating the effects of rainfall inhibition provoked by intensified El Niño episodes in a tropical forest. Her participation in the project included learning to identify plant species, determining which species are more susceptible to drought-induced mortality and assessing the implications of widespread tropical tree mortality on the global carbon cycle.

After four years of work (and fun) in Brazil, Ingrid returned to the United States to complete her Master's degree in Forest Science at the University of Florida. She used the ecological research she had completed in Brazil as the basis for her MSc. She is currently working for the Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), University of Washington, as a Research Scientist. Her research at the CIG focuses on the potential effects of climate change on Washington State freshwater systems and how these hydrological shifts might impact salmon ecology and habitat.

Otherwise, she enjoys spending her time sailing (weather permitting), playing soccer, practicing martial arts, trying new recipes while listening to NPR and then testing them on a diminishing number of friends.