Amanda Koltz, PhD
Department of Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
I am a global change ecologist interested in how species interactions influence community composition and ecosystem function in the context of environmental change. I enjoy targeting organisms - often little ones - that are widely distributed and sensitive to change in order to better understand how the animals around us impact the ecosystems we live in. My recent work focuses on two fundamental questions: (1) How do biological communities respond to changes in the environment? and (2) What are the consequences of changes in species interactions for the cycling of energy and nutrients within ecosystems?