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’re also starting to think more about how science is communicated and how to correct misinformation in social media.

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

Lab alum Ellen Irwin ’14 and her work in New Zealand, featured in their local news

Ellen’s been working and studying bird conservation in New Zealand since early winter 2015. She currently serves as Lead Ranger in the Zealandia reserve in Wellington, New Zealand. Learn more about her current work during COVID-19 here or watch the 30-sec audio+video clip of one of her birds.

Ellen Irwin on a quad bike

Ellen Irwin on a quad bike in Zealandia, Wellington, New Zealand (photo by Lynn Freeman)

  1. Kathy Cottingham named AAAS Fellow Leave a reply
  2. Kathy Cottingham to serve as the next Editor-in-Chief at Ecology Leave a reply
  3. Alex Conway ’20 featured in Admissions video (complete with praise for Jennie Brentrup along the way!) Leave a reply
  4. Aldo Arellano ’17 featured in Dartmouth media Leave a reply
  5. 2015 Ecosphere paper back in the news Leave a reply
  6. Submitting an abstract to ESA? Having trouble finding classifications? Leave a reply
  7. Another story on Jess’s work, with more photos! Leave a reply
  8. Jess gets her turn in the spotlight! Leave a reply
  9. Lab reunions are happening all over the country! Leave a reply