Employment & affiliations
Research Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University (MTU), College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Houghton, Michigan, Feb. 2021 – current
Researcher, SLU Swedish Species Information Centre (SLU Artdatabanken), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden, Mar. 2019 – Mar. 2021
Guest researcher, University of Oslo, Norway, Jan. 2017 – Jul. 2020
Researcher, University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Norway, Sep. – Dec. 2018
Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Fed. Research Inst. WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, Jan. 2017 – Jun. 2018
Topic: Linking European Fungal Ecology with Climate Variability
Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Mar. 2017 – Mar. 2018
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Norway, Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2016
Topic: The ClimFun Project: Climate Change effects on the fungal ecosystem component
Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Liberal Arts Department, Illinois, Jan. 2013 – Oct. 2013
Honorary Research Associate, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, Aug. 2012 – Oct. 2013
Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University, Biology Department, Chicago, Illinois, May 2010 – Aug. 2013
Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Dept. of Botany, Wisconsin, Jan. – May 2010
Research Assistant, The Field Museum, Botany Department, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 2009 – Dec. 2011
Honorary Research Associate, The Field Museum, Sept. 2009 – Oct. 2013
During undergraduate education:
Catherine Bradley Internship, Univ. of Wis. – Madison Arboretum, Wisconsin, May 2003 – Aug. 2004
Work study program, Univ. of Wis. – Madison, Dept. of Botany, Wisconsin, Jan. 2001 – Aug. 2004
Magic Mill Natural Foods Store, Floor manager, dept. buyer & cashier, Madison, Wisconsin, 1997 – 2003
IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Species Monitoring Specialist Group, 2021 – 2024
Data Carpentry Instructor (R and RStudio), 2016 – 2017
Software Carpentry Instructor (R and RStudio), 2016 – 2017
Co-PI, “How forest disturbance and restoration affect belowground diversity and ecosystem functioning”, Formas (Sweden National Research Council), to Dr. M. Bahram (SLU), additional co-PI’s Drs. J. Bengtsson, S. Eggers, H. Fischer, J. Strengbom, M. Viketoft (SLU). Annual open call for early-career researchers. 3,999,676 SEK, 2020 – current.
External co-applicant and collaborator, “Fungal wood decay mechanisms in a global perspective”, NOCC Project Grant to Drs. Skrede (UiO) & Schilling (U-Minn.), 2020 – current.
Co-applicant (project co-PI), “Linking European Fungal Ecology with Climate Variability,” Swiss National Science Foundation, 2017-2018.
Postdoctoral researcher (project co-PI), The ClimFun Project: Climate Change effects on the fungal ecosystem component, Norwegian Research Council, 2013-2016.
Additional smaller-scale funded grants
Personal overseas research grant, KLIMAFORSK (climate research), 2014.
Martin-Baker Research Award, Mycological Society of America, 2013.
FESIN (Fungal Environmental Sampling and Informatics Network) Travel Grant, FESIN Workshop, 2011.
Doctoral Finishing Fellowship Grant, MTU, summer semester, 2009.
Ecosystem Science Center (ESC) Research Grant, MTU. The response of ectomycorrhizal fungi on root tips to elevated CO2 & O3 across time, 2008.
Ecosystem Science Center (ESC) Graduate Student Travel Grant, MTU, 2006, 2008, & 2009.
Graduate Student Council (GSC) Presenting Travel Grant, MTU, 2008.
Ecosystem Science Center (ESC) Research Grant, MTU. Species resolution to explain the differences in TRFLP groups of fungal ectomycorrhizas under elevated CO2 & O3, 2007.