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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
pra2116[at]columbia[dot]edu

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 Carreras PereiraAria Carreras Pereira
Ph.D. student
kac2252[at]columbia[dot]edu

Research interests: I am broadly interested in mycorrhizal networks, forest ecology, biogeochemistry, ethnobotany, succession and climate change. My research is motivated by the principal question of "how do trees, both as individuals and in a forest community, use a mycelial network to communicate?" Within that question, I focus on nutrient transfer between trees via these networks.
Savannah CooleySavannah Cooley
Ph.D. student
sc4751[at]columbia[dot]edu

Research interests: My research stems from my personal and professional mission of playing a role in mitigating climate change. I focus on ecosystem regeneration dynamics at landscape and global scales. In particular, I am interested in characterizing how forest regeneration trajectories influence ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges of carbon, nitrogen, and water. To investigate these exchanges, my work involves the use of a combination of remote sensing and process-based modeling. CV
Ayanna pic Ayanna Butler
Ph.D. student
ab5203[at]columbia[dot]edu

Patrick pic Patrick Cito Namulisa
Ph.D. student starting Fall 2022

pcn2115[at]columbia[dot]edu

Research interests: I am broadly interested in carbon and nitrogen dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems under changing climate, and other global change drivers including warming and elevated CO2.
Jessie pic Jessie Motes
Ph.D. student starting Fall 2022

jim2137[at]columbia[dot]edu

Vanessa pic Vanessa Lau
M.A. student
vml2135[at]columbia[dot]edu

Emma Lauterbach Emma Lauterbach
M.A. student
el3133[at]columbia[dot]edu

Research interests: I am interested in fire ecology and the role climate change plays in altering the natural fire regime. I'm currently studying how wildfires alter nutrients, hydrology, and permafrost in Arctic ecosystems.
Placeholder pic Brandon Wilson Radcliffe
Technician
baw2169[at]columbia[dot]edu

Eva Das Eva Das
Undergraduate
ed2954[at]barnard[dot]edu

Emma Ziessler Emma Ziessler
Undergraduate
elz2109[at]barnard[dot]edu

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Amy WolfAmelia Wolf
Postdoc 2015-2018
Assistant Professor, UT Austin
amywolf[at]gmail[dot]com
Ben TaylorBenton Taylor
Ph.D. 2018
Assistant Professor, Harvard
Formerly postdoc, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
bentonneiltaylor[at]gmail[dot]com
TB picThomas Bytnerowicz
Ph.D. 2020
Stengl-Wyer Postdoc, UT Austin
tbytnero[at]gmail[dot]com
AQ picAndrew Quebbeman
Ph.D. 2021
Data Analyst, The Farmer's Dog
andrew.quebbeman[at]gmail[dot]com
SKG picSian Kou-Giesbrecht
Ph.D. 2021
Postdoc, Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis
sian.kougiesbrecht[at]gmail[dot]com
APS picAnika Staccone
Ph.D. 2021
NSF Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Fellow, Lead System Scientist at Lotic Labs
anika.petach[at]gmail[dot]com
AH picAlex Huddell
Ph.D. 2021
ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, EPA
alex.huddell[at]gmail[dot]com
Wenying LiaoWenying Liao
M.A. 2015
Postdoc, Harvard
Formerly Ph.D. student, Princeton
wenyingl[at]princeton[dot]edu
Emily JagerEmily Jager
M.A. 2019
NYC Parks Department and Walking Palms Global Health
eaj2145[at]columbia[dot]edu
Lex HelmsAlexa Helms
M.A. 2020
ah3597[at]columbia[dot]edu
IM picIsobel Mifsud
M.A. 2021
im2501[at]columbia[dot]edu
Megan WilcotsMegan Wilcots
B.S. 2018
Ph.D. student, University of Minnesota
mew2210[at]columbia[dot]edu
Colleen SchmidtColleen Schmidt
B.S. 2020
cbs2166[at]columbia[dot]edu

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dm2972[at]columbia[dot]edu
, (212) 854-6889
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