Amanda Koltz, PhD
Department of Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
The Arctic Institute
Center for Circumpolar Security Studies
P.O. Box 21194
Washington, DC 20009
I am a global change ecologist interested in how animals mediate ecosystem responses to environmental change in rapidly changing ecosystems. My recent work has focused on two key questions: (1) How do biological communities respond and adapt to climate change? and (2) What are the consequences of changing species interactions for the cycling of energy and nutrients within ecosystems?
To address these questions, I enjoy targeting organisms, often little ones, that are widely distributed, sensitive to change, and linked to ecosystem services of importance to humankind.