Employment & affiliations

Current:

Research Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University (MTU), College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Houghton, Michigan, Feb. 2021 – current

Previously:

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

Further affiliations

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

Funded grants

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.