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. University of Montana, 2009, PhD candidate; research interests: Plant-soil interactions, particularly as they influence plant and microbial responses to environmental change, and the potential spread of invasive species.
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.
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, CU 2010; B.A. UC Berkeley 2003, Integrative Biology; thesis topic- landscape scale nutrient cycling and "hotspots" of nitrogen transformations; currently Assistant Professor, UTEP
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
Julia Larson, M.A. 2003; Variability in microbial resource limitations associated with plant species in alpine moist meadows, currently teaching high school science, Hanover, NH
Tara Forbis, PhD. 2002; Seedling establishment and life history strategies of alpine plants; currently Research Ecologist, Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research, USDA ARS, Reno Nevada
Lee Turner, PhD. 2002; Influence of climate change on alpine plant phenology and reproductive output
Mary Damm, MBS 2002; Patterns of vascular plant diversity in the alpine
Amy Miller, PhD. 2001; Plant use of different forms of N as a potential means of alleviating competition; currently working as an Ecologist for the National Park Service, Inventory and Monitoring Program, Southwest Alaska Network
Heidi Steltzer, PhD. 1999; Plant control over N cycling in alpine moist meadows; currently an Associate Professor, Fort Lewis College, Durango CO
Ed Grote, M.A. 1995; Environmental controls on symbiotic N2-fixation; currently working for the National Park Service, Moab, UT
Terry Theodose, PhD 1995; Role of competition in alpine tundra; currently Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine
Cliff Bueno de Mesquita, Middlebury University, REU program 2012, currently PhD student at CU Boulder
Jennifer Jones, American University, REU program; currently PhD student at Indiana University
Annie Henry, Honor’s student 2011; currently PhD student University of Denver
Andrea Dixon, Honor's student 2010 (currently working for Raytheon Polar Services in Antarctica)
Evan Fricke, Bowdoin College, REU program 2010 (currently PhD student, University of Washington)