I'd love to work with you! I am always looking enthusiastic and dedicated students interested in doing research for credit. It can either be an independent project or related to my own research. We also often hire summer field technicians. Feel free to contact me regarding opportunities in the lab and field

 Current Team Members

Ryan Fitzsimmons, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Past Team Members

Aisha Ba, University of Wisconsin, Madison


I am pursuing my B.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In Monica Turner’s Landscape and Ecosystems Ecology Lab I am examining conifer forests in the western United States to better understand the relationships between soil processes and forest growth. Specifically, I am interested in the factors that shape microbial community structure in soils as this is a very important factor in many nutrient cycling processes. When I am not studying I enjoy biking, crocheting, making soap, and listening to audiobooks. My favorite audiobook is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo!