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 PhD from the University of Minnesota and his BA 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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Eunkyoung Choi, PhD Student

Eunkyoung is a PhD 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.


Avery Driscoll, PhD Student

Avery is a PhD student in the Soil and Crop Science program at Colorado State University and a trainee in the InTERFEWS program. Her research interests include understanding feedbacks between cropping systems and climate change and equipping growers with management tools to adapt to changing conditions. Before joining the lab, she received her BS from Westminster College and studied desert plant ecophysiology using stable isotopes and eddy covariance at the University of Utah.

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Marian Hsieh, PhD Student

Marian is a PhD student in the Ecosystem Sustainability program at Colorado State University. Her research interests broadly include the intersection of plant-environment-human health in response to changing climate. She received her BS from the University of Washington, focusing in plant ecophysiology. Before joining the lab, she worked with crop-microbe interactions and biotechnology, and spatial analysis of public health data in Seattle.



Lindsey Sloat (Postdoctoral Scholar 2018–2021): Research Associate, Land and Carbon Watch, World Resources Institute

Yue Qin (Postdoctoral Scholar 2017–2019): Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering,
Peking University

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

Undergraduate Students and Visitors: Lena Kabeshita (CSU SCS Practicum), 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: