Isabella Oleksy

PhD Student, Department of Ecosystems Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University

Over the last several decades, lakes show a warming trend globally due to changes in temperature and reduced cloud cover. Even the most remote lakes, such as mountain lakes in the Rocky Mountains, are not immune to stressors caused by humans. I am interested in how atmospheric deposition of pollutants (nitrogen and phosphorus) coupled with warming is changing the way that alpine lakes cycle nutrients internally, as well as how these food webs are changing. Since alpine lakes are situated at the very beginnings of catchments, how they react to a changing climate can have downstream implications.

Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2016-2017
Other Affiliations: 
Warner College of Natural Resources
Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL)