About us


image by Karin Curtis-Hill

Members of the Cottingham Lab explore basic questions in ecology and apply ecological principles to problems in human and environmental health.

We work collaboratively – within the lab and with partners from across Dartmouth and around the globe – and use a variety of tools and approaches in our research.

Check us out here and follow Kathy on Twitter (@KathyCottingham or click link below) to learn more.

Recent Posts

2015 Ecosphere paper back in the news

I was lucky enough to be interviewed a few weeks ago for Elizabeth Dunbar’s Minnesota Public Radio on cyanobacteria (aka blue-green algae) and their role in dog deaths.  My audio was cut out of the broadcast version, but the text is available or you can listen to the extended version online. Nothing particularly profound, but it’s cool to know that our work on cyanobacteria as modifiers of lake nutrient cycling is of interest beyond the narrow realm of ecology.

  1. Submitting an abstract to ESA? Having trouble finding classifications? Leave a reply
  2. Another story on Jess’s work, with more photos! Leave a reply
  3. Jess gets her turn in the spotlight! Leave a reply
  4. Lab reunions are happening all over the country! Leave a reply
  5. Mid-career musings as captured by a Dartmouth staff writer Leave a reply
  6. Alum Amelia Ritger starts a new blog! Leave a reply
  7. Two big weeks in the media for lab members Kathy and Sam Leave a reply
  8. Looking forward to a new adventure of my own next summer! Leave a reply
  9. Annie Fagan’s Costa Rica Adventures Leave a reply