I am a research scientist at Stanford University, where I study the processes that govern biodiversity patterns and community composition across environmental variations in time, with an emphasis on recent anthropogenic drivers. To do this, I synthesize modern with long-term (historic and paleoecological) data to understand how species and ecosystems have responded to changes in the past. My field work includes small mammal mark-recapture surveys, excavation of packrat middens, and collection of lake cores to reconstruct past biodiversity and environment.
Learn more about my work on the Anthropocene at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve website (project summary courtesy of Haus der Kulturen der Welt). Visit my research and publications pages to learn more about past and on-going projects.
Contact: astegner (at) stanford (dot) edu