We are ecologists based at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Our aim is to apply cutting-edge science to the challenges of restoration, invasion, and environmental change.
We embrace: variability as well as average values; process and pattern as well as structure; feedbacks that lead to rapid change as well as those that lead to resilience; and creative as well as conservative management actions.
We are committed to sharing our science, passion, and curiosity in the natural world.
Katie is a Professor of Ecology at University of Colorado Boulder. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a highly-cited author who has written extensively in the areas of ecosystem dynamics and management, ecological restoration, biodiversity, and conservation. Her current research focuses on managing ecosystems in a rapidly changing world. In 2018, she received the Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America, a biennial prize given by the Ecological Society of America to an ecologist for their pivotal contributions to the field.
Our work is widely used and cited, recognized as among the top 1% in citations in ecology and environmental science by ISI Web of Science.
some of our projects
it has been a privilege to work with such talent, thank you!
Joan Dudney (PhD 2019), Smith Conservation Fellow, University of California Davis
Dylan Chapple (PhD 2017), Environmental scientist, Delta Stewardship Council
Lauren Hallett (PhD 2015), Assistant professor, University of Oregon
Marko Spasojevic (PhD 2010, postdoc), Assistant professor, University of California Riverside
Joshua Grinath (postdoc), Assistant professor, Idaho State University
Emily Farrer (postdoc), Assistant professor, Tulane University
Erica Spotswood (postdoc), Ecologist, resilient landscapes program, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Sara Jo Dickens (postdoc), Ecologist and science communicator, Ecology Bridge, Park City, UT
Loralee Larios (PhD 2013), Assistant Professor, University of California Riverside
Pierre Mariotte (postdoc), Lecturer, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Claudia Stein (Postdoc), Assistant Professor, Marshall University
Joanna Hsu (MS 2013), Ecologist, Southern California Edison
Seema Mangla (postdoc), Instructor, Oregon State University
Lisa August-Schmidt (technician), PhD student, UC Santa Barbara
Heather McGray (PhD 2011), Instructor, San Diego City College
Brad Butterfield (postdoc), Assistant professor, Northern Arizona University
Susana Rodriguez-Buritica (postdoc), Ecologist, Humboldt Foundation, Columbia
Leah Goldstein (PhD 2010), Restoration ecologist, Reno, CA
Marko Spasojevic (PhD 2010), Assistant professor, UC Riverside
Rebecca Aicher (PhD 2010), Community engagement manager, AAAS
Charlotte Riggs (technician), Ecologist, USFS
Isabel Ashton (postdoc), Ecologist, National Park Service
Elsa Cleland (postdoc), Professor, University of California San Diego
Emily Grman (technician), Assistant professor, Eastern Michigan University
W. Stanley Harpole (postdoc), Professor, Hemhotlz Center Environmental Research
Kimberly La Pierre (undergrad), Assistant professor, Smithsonian Environmental Center
Chris Kopp (technician), Postdoc, University of British Columbia
Dan Potts (postdoc), Associate professor, Buffalo State
Warren Sconiers (REU, technician), Assistant professor, University of the Ozarks
Rebecca (Shirk) Kartinzel (technician), Assistant research professor, Brown University
Matt Talluto (MS ’07), Postdoc, IGB Berlin
Ryan Winkleman (REU, undergrad), Environmental consultant