Theresa Ong

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Theresa Ong is an agroecologist who combines theory with empirical work in agricultural systems to understand how complex interactions between the environment, organisms and people ultimately influence food production and ecosystem stability. Her work focuses on how biocomplexity in terms of space, time and species diversity, influences the resilience of agricultural systems to both ecological and political perturbations. Specific interests include urban agriculture, biological control, critical transition theory, socio-ecological modeling, biocomplexity and spatio-temporal synchrony.


Fairchild, Room 123
HB 6182


Environmental Studies


  • B.A. Williams College
  • M.S. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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