July 27, 2012

CTFS-SIGEO Ecologist Appointed: Kristina Anderson-Teixeira

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kristina Anderson-Teixeira has joined the Center for Tropical Forest Science- Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory in the position of Ecosystem Ecologist. Kristina’s appointment is a joint appointment between CTFS-SIGEO and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI). She will be based at SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia.

Dr. Kristina Anderson-Teixeira
Kristina received her B.S. in Biology cum laude from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. She has been a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New Mexico, as well as at the University of Illinois, under Evan H. DeLucia. She also worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Global Change Solutions, LLC. Kristina describes herself as a broadly thinking ecologist specializing in terrestrial ecosystem ecology, global change ecology, and sustainability. Her approach combines data synthesis and analysis, theoretical ecology, and field research and focuses on understanding how climate--and climate change--shapes ecosystems, and how ecosystems in turn regulate climate. She is also involved in interdisciplinary and international research applying this knowledge to inform sustainable land use decisions in an era of climate change. CTFS-SIGEO welcomes Kristina and looks forward to her contributions to the network.