Nathan D. Mueller, Assistant Professor

Nathan Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. from St. Olaf College. Nathan was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and served on the faculty of UC Irvine before joining CSU. He is a recipient of the AGU Global Environmental Change Early Career Award and the FFAR New Innovator Award.

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Lindsey Sloat, Postdoctoral Scholar

Lindsey’s research focuses on issues at the intersection of climate, agriculture, land-use change, and conservation. Lindsey received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona in 2015. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral researcher with the Global Landscapes Initiative at the University of Minnesota, where she studied the effects of climate variability on global pasture health and identified degraded agricultural lands as part of a science advisory team for The Nature Conservancy.

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Eunkyoung Choi, PhD Student

Eunkyoung is a Ph.D. student in the Ecosystem Sustainability program at Colorado State University. Her research interests include the water-food-energy-climate nexus as well as climate risk assessment and management in agriculture. She received her masters in Atmospheric Sciences in 2020 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied environmental effects on net land carbon flux in the present and future. Prior to her graduate studies, she was an environmental consultant working in South Korea and Japan. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and dancing.



Yue Qin (Postdoctoral Scholar 2017–2019): Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University

Maria Gisbert-Queral (Junior Specialist & Affiliate 2019–2020): Technology Consultant and Innovation Management, Technology Centre of Catalonia

Undergraduate Students and Visitors: Quinn Herbine (USDA REEU Fellow), Maria Valenzuela (UCI CAMP Summer Scholar), Tarun Patel, Saleh AlDilaijan, Daniel Muñoz Flores (USDA WRPI Intern), and Tyanna Bui

Research Opportunities

Enthusiastic prospective graduate students and postdocs are welcome to get in touch. Please include your CV and description of your research interests. Research in the lab is cross-disciplinary, so academic training in ecology, climate science, statistics / econometrics, and spatial analysis / remote sensing are all valued. Graduate degrees can be pursued through the Ecosystem Sustainability graduate program, the Soil and Crop Sciences graduate program, and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. Funding opportunities for postdocs and graduate students are listed below: