Nathan D. Mueller, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science

Nathan Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research analyzes the interactions between climate, water resources, and agricultural management to promote global food security and more sustainable agricultural landscapes. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2013 and his B.A. from St. Olaf College in 2007. Nathan was an Environmental Fellow at Harvard University from 2013-2015.
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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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Maria Gisbert-Queral, Junior Specialist

Maria's research analyzes how extreme weather conditions are affecting the dairy sector in the USA. Maria received her B.Ec. in 2016 from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain. She is completing her masters at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


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

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. Please note that we are moving to Colorado State University, so applicants for fall 2020 should take a look at the Ecosystem Sustainability graduate program and the Soil and Crop Sciences graduate program. Funding opportunities for postdocs and graduate students are listed below: