Lauren will be joining the Botany Department at the University of Wyoming as an assistant professor in August 2019. She is currently a James S. McDonnell Postdoc Fellow in Complex Systems Science, and is passionate about combining ecology, math, and complex systems science to answer pressing questions in population and community ecology. Lauren joined the editorial board at Ecology Letters in 2018.
She received her BA in biology and mathematics from Colorado College and her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado along with a certificate in Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology. She did a postdoc in the University of Minnesota's Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior department before joining Botany at UW.