The Suding Lab

About us


our mission

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.


our team

Lab Retreat, Mount Evans 2018: Isabel Schroeter, Ashley Whipple, Katie Suding, Laurel Brigham, Claire Karban, Katie Ebinger, Tom Merchant, Nancy Shackelford, Julie Larson, Cliff Bueno de Mesquita.

Lab Retreat, Mount Evans 2018: Isabel Schroeter, Ashley Whipple, Katie Suding, Laurel Brigham, Claire Karban, Katie Ebinger, Tom Merchant, Nancy Shackelford, Julie Larson, Cliff Bueno de Mesquita.

Katharine Suding

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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 impact

1.

We have published over 150 papers in a range of peer-reviewed journals, with audiences ranging from basic scientists to applied practitioners.

 

2.

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.

 

3.

Alumni of the Suding lab have gone on to be pivotal leaders in academia, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations.

 

4.

We have strong collaborative relationships with groups leading conservation and restoration efforts at the local, national and international level.


some of our projects


alumni

 
Lab Retreat 2013: Joan Dudney, Lauren Hallett, Pierre Mariotte, Erica Spotswood, Dylan Chapple, SaraJo Dickens, Emily Farrer, Fernando Bechara, Katie Suding

Lab Retreat 2013: Joan Dudney, Lauren Hallett, Pierre Mariotte, Erica Spotswood, Dylan Chapple, SaraJo Dickens, Emily Farrer, Fernando Bechara, Katie Suding

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

 
 
Lab Retreat 2012: Joanna Hsu, Emily Farrer, Claudia Stein, Katie Suding, SaraJo Dickens, Lauren Hallet, Loralee Larios, Erica Spotswood

Lab Retreat 2012: Joanna Hsu, Emily Farrer, Claudia Stein, Katie Suding, SaraJo Dickens, Lauren Hallet, Loralee Larios, Erica Spotswood

 

some of our Partners

thank you, we cant do this alone!