Meet the team

Brian J. Enquist
Course leader

Position: Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Keywords: Biodiversity; Macroecology; Physiological ecology; Functional ecology; Scaling; Climate change; Seeker of generalities and the best Mexican food; Wrangler of misfits y datos malos.

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Vigdis Vandvik
Course leader

Position: Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway

Keywords: Climate change; Field experiments, Community ecology; Functional traits; Heathlands; Fire; Alpine grasslands; Dinner; A glass of wine; Chocolate; Swearing in tr√łndersk.

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Sehoya Cotner
Course leader

Position: Associate Professor at the College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

Keywords: STEM equity; Classroom microclimate; Course-based research experiences; Tests are stupid; SCUBA diving; Concussions; Key lime pie

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Sean T. Michaletz
Course leader

Position: Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Keywords: Physiological ecology; Ecosystem ecology; Macroecology; Fire behavior and effects; Fredagstaco.

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Aud Halbritter
Trait wheel master

Position: Researcher at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway

Keywords: Alpine; Climate change; Community and trait ecology; Large scale experiments; Standardized methods; Reproducible science; Data wrangling; Tidy universe.

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Brian S. Maitner
Allround trouble shooter

Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Connecticut

Keywords: Community ecology; Macroecology; Ecoinformatics; Biological invasions; Community phylogenetics, Taxon agnosticism; Action figures; Umbrella drinks; Data wrangling; Base R.

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Richard J. Telford
Data wizaRd

Position: Associate professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway

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