Employment & affiliations

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology – Field Ecology, Oberlin College & Conservatory, Ohio, US, Jul. 2022 – Jun. 2023 (100% position; fully allocated to teaching)

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Research Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University (MTU), College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Houghton, Michigan, Feb. 2021 – Mar. 2022 (honorary research position; covid impact statement)

Researcher (Remote), University of Oslo, Norway, Apr. – Aug. 2021 (80% position; fully allocated to research)

Researcher, SLU Swedish Species Information Centre (SLU Artdatabanken), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden, Mar. 2019 – Mar. 2021 (100% position; fully allocated to research; covid impact statement)

Guest researcher, University of Oslo, Norway, Jan. 2017 – Jul. 2020 (honorary research position)

Researcher, University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Norway, Sep. – Dec. 2018 (80% position; fully allocated to research)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Swiss Fed. Research Inst. WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, Jan. 2017 – Jun. 2018

Topic: Linking European Fungal Ecology with Climate Variability (80% position; fully allocated to research)

Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Mar. 2017 – Mar. 2018 (honorary research position)

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 (100% position; fully allocated to research)

Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Liberal Arts Department, Illinois, US, Jan. 2013 – Oct. 2013 (part-time position; fully allocated to teaching)

Honorary Research Associate, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, US, Aug. 2012 – Oct. 2013 (honorary research position)

Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University, Biology Department, Chicago, Illinois, US, May 2010 – Aug. 2013 (full- to part-time position; fully allocated to teaching)

Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Dept. of Botany, Wisconsin, US, Jan. – May 2010 (part-time position; fully allocated to teaching)

Research Assistant, The Field Museum, Botany Department, Chicago, Illinois, US, Oct. 2009 – Dec. 2011 (part-time position; fully allocated to research)

Research Associate, The Field Museum, Botany Department, Chicago, Illinois, US, Sept. 2009 – Oct. 2013 (honorary research position)

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.