Lauren E. Culler

|Research Assoc Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Research Associate Professor

  • Senior Fellow for Climate & Environment

  • Program Director, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation (on assignment effective July 2023)

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Lauren is a Research Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and a Senior Fellow for Climate & Environment at Dartmouth's Institute of Arctic Studies. She is currently on assignment to the National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the Office of Polar Programs. Lauren studies ecological change in the Arctic. Her recent field projects in Greenland have explored landscape changes related to soil erosion and pond drying, biogeochemical cycling at the aquatic-terrestrial interface, and the roles of mosquitoes in Arctic social-ecological systems. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth, and a M.S. in Entomology and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland.

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  • B.S. University of Maryland
  • M.S. University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • Culler, L.E., Stendahl, A.M., DeSiervo, M.H., Bliska, H.M., Virginia, R.A., and M.P. Ayres. 2021. Emerging mosquitoes (Aedes nigripes) as a resource subsidy for wolf spiders (Pardosa glacialis) in western Greenland. Polar Biology Link

  • Koltz, A.M.* & L.E. Culler*. 2021. Biting insects in a rapidly changing Arctic. Current Opinions in Insect Science. *equal contributions. Link

  • DeSiervo, M.H., Ayres, M.P., and L.E. Culler. 2021. Quantifying the nature and strength of intraspecific density dependence in Arctic mosquitoes. Oecologia. 196: 1061–1072  Link

  • DeSiervo, M.H., Ayres, M.P., Virginia, R.A., and L.E. Culler. 2020. Consumer-resource dynamics in Arctic ponds. Ecology. Link

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