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Duncan Menge
Associate Professor

Research and teaching interests: Ecosystem ecology, theoretical ecology, biogeochemistry, evolutionary ecology, global change science, plain old ecology.

Contact: dm2972[at]columbia[dot]edu, (212) 854-6889, @DuncanMenge
PA picPalani Akana
Ph.D. student

Research interests: I study how nutrient dynamics within ecosystems transform, and are transformed by, the biotic structure and functioning of ecosystems. I am particularly interested in connecting ecological processes at different spatial scales, for example how the physiological processes of nutrient acquisition and use by individual plants relate to ecosystem-scale measures of productivity, diversity, and community composition. CV
Aria PereiraAria Pereira
Ph.D. student

Savannah CooleySavannah Cooley
Ph.D. student

Research interests: My research stems from my personal and professional mission of playing a role in mitigating climate change. In particular, I focus on characterizing the impact of land use practices on carbon, nitrogen, and water fluxes Currently I am a Co-Investigator for a NASA-SERVIR project in the Amazonia region. I investigate how canopy structure and aboveground carbon in primary and secondary forests as well as in agroforestry cocoa systems relate to biogeochemical cycling in the Peruvian Amazon. CV
Ayanna pic Ayanna Butler
Ph.D. student starting fall 2021

Vanessa pic Vanessa Lau
M.A. student starting fall 2021

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Amy WolfAmelia Wolf
Postdoc 2015-2018
Assistant Professor, UT Austin
Ben TaylorBenton Taylor
Ph.D. 2018
Assistant Professor, Harvard
Formerly postdoc, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
TB picThomas Bytnerowicz
Ph.D. 2020
Stengl-Wyer Postdoc, UT Austin
AQ picAndrew Quebbeman
Ph.D. 2021
Data Analyst, The Farmer's Dog
SKG picSian Kou-Giesbrecht
Ph.D. 2021
Postdoc, Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis
APS picAnika Staccone
Ph.D. 2021
NSF Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Fellow, Lead System Scientist at Lotic Labs
AH picAlex Huddell
Ph.D. 2021
ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, EPA
Wenying LiaoWenying Liao
M.A. 2015
Postdoc, Harvard
Formerly Ph.D. student, Princeton
Emily JagerEmily Jager
M.A. 2019
NYC Parks Department and Walking Palms Global Health
Lex HelmsAlexa Helms
M.A. 2020
IM picIsobel Mifsud
M.A. 2021
Megan WilcotsMegan Wilcots
B.S. 2018
Ph.D. student, University of Minnesota
Colleen SchmidtColleen Schmidt
B.S. 2020

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