Natalie Eva Iwanycki Ahlstrand

Natalie Eva Iwanycki Ahlstrand

Academic Research Staff

I am a classically trained botanist with extensive experience in field botany and herbarium curation. I have a particular interest in using natural history collections and archival records to study the impact of global change on plant phenology and distribution. My current research involves using collections and citizen science data to approaches to study how species distributions and phenological events respond to changing climatic conditions in temperate and arctic ecosystems. In other projects, I apply multidisciplinary approaches to unravel plant species migrations and long distance dispersal for useful and weedy plants, and explain species distributions though ecology, chemistry and genomics.

Fields of interest

Plant phenology and ecology, response of flowering time to climate change and regional weather patterns, citizen science, human mediated plant dispersal and distribution, long distance dispersal and island biogeography in Plantago.

Primary fields of research

Plant species distribution, ecology, conservation, phenology & climate change, populaton genomics, introduced plants, phylogeography, phylogenetics, citizen science.

Teaching

Citizen Science (PhD / MSc), Plant-Animal Interactions, Conservation, Conservation Biology, Science Communication and Outreach (MSc).

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