Speakers 2019


Tamsin O’Connell :

Tamsin O’Connell

Reader in Isotopic Ecology, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK

Talk title: The challenges of isotopic complexity


Jim Ehleringer :

Jim Ehleringer

Distinguished Professor Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Utah

Talk title: Death Valley days: a story of shrub dynamics through ENSO and PDO cycles



Erik van Bergen :

Erik van Bergen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Helsinki

Talk title: Into the great wide open: patterns of ecological diversification in a group of tropical butterflies


Image credit: Elvira Lafuente

Julia V. Tejada-Lara :

Julia V. Tejada-Lara

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University and Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York

Talk title: Stable isotope ecology: toward an understanding of the evolution of  mammalian communities in Amazonia through time

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Image credit: R. Mickens @AMNH

Fiona Soper :

Fiona Soper

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Talk title: Novel applications of δ15N for exploring symbiotic nitrogen fixation


Image credit: Madeline Vincent.

Allison Karp :

Allison Karp

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University

Talk title: Grassland fire ecology is rooted in deep time



Pete Homyak :

Pete Homyak

Assistant Professor of Ecosystem and Soil Microbial Processes, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside

Talk title: How drought controls ecosystem N loss: Understanding the role of microscale processes and microbial metabolic handoffs


Sean Brennan :

Sean Brennan

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington

Talk title: Shifting habitat mosaics and fish production from Alaska's largest free-flowing rivers