I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where I work with a team of ecologists and paleoecologists studying abrupt changes in ecological systems (ACES).
My research synthesizes modern, historic, and paleoecologic records to study how diversity and abundance have changed through time–on local and regional scales–in response to past environmental changes. My field work includes excavation of packrat middens, small mammal mark-recapture surveys, and collection of lake cores to reconstruct past biodiversity and environment. Visit research and publications pages to learn more about past and on-going projects; visit teaching and outreach pages to see how I am relating science to students and general audiences.
Contact: mstegner (at) wisc (dot) edu Stegner C.V. 12_09_18