BA University of Colorado, MS San Diego State University, PhD Duke University. At CU since 1989, Director of the Mountain Research Station and Fellow in the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Editor, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research.
Postdoc/ Plant Ecologist with the National Ecological Observatory Netork
B.A. Earlham College, MS University of Georgia, PhD Cornell University; Research interests-Â Ecosystem Ecology, Plant Community Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Landscape Ecology. Current focus is examining influence of anthropogenic N deposition to patterns of community diversity
B.S. Stonehill College, M.S. University of Alaska, Fairbanks 2011, PhD (successful defense in 12/16); research interests- plant community effects on biogeochemical processes, particularly as they influence anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems.
B.A. in Plant Ecology, Hampshire College, 2016.
Research Interests: Plant, alpine and forest ecology; Plant-fungal symbioses; Soil ecology and nutrient cycling; Effects of climate change (early snowmelt, increased N deposition) on plant communities, plant-fungal symbioses, nutrient cycling and soil function; Citizen science and science communication. Previous research has explored the effects of a foliar endophytic fungus on host microsite distribution and soil extracellular enzyme activity along elevational gradients.
B.S. Stanford 2004, Biology;
PhD 2013; thesis focused on the influence of spatial heterogeneity in resource availability and invasibility and changes in nutrient availability and patterning in relation to soil age; currently an environmental consultant
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara; MA 2012- thesis topic: Influence of forest management following beetle kill on invasibility by non-native plant species; currently teaching outdoor education in Utah and Colorado
PhD 2008, University of Colorado; dissertation research focused on the effects of plants on soil microbial activity, soil nutrient availability, and neighboring plant growth, as well as links between plant species diversity, plant litter chemistry, and below-ground components of ecosystem function that are regulated by soil microbes. Currently plant ecologist with the National Ecological Observatory Network