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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

Two big weeks in the media for lab members Kathy and Sam

It’s been a week of back-to-back high profile papers for members of the lab. Go team go!

On January 8, the Team Gloeo PIs had our concepts & synthesis paper on cyanobacteria as drivers of nutrient cycling in lakes published in the open access journal Ecosphere. Because the work is on cyanobacteria (and perhaps because it was a slow news week?), several members of the media picked up on the story and we were covered on several local NPR affiliates as well as in The Blade and the Minnesota Post. (Thank you to all of my media training gurus for making the process somewhat less stressful, especially Katherine Lanpher, Catherine O’Neill, and the other folks from the OpEd Project!)

On January 12, postdoc Sam Fey had a paper describing recent increases in mass extinction events across a wide variety of organisms published in PNAS.  This, too, has been featured in a number of publications, including a just-aired radio interview.

As Sam told me yesterday, talking about our work can be very time-consuming, but it’s also a fun and an important part of the job!

 

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