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). Visit the ACES website, or the Williams Lab and Turner Lab webpages to learn more.
My research synthesizes the modern, historic, and paleoecologic records of North America. I study how diversity and abundance have changed through time–on a local and regional scale–in response to past environmental changes. My field work focuses on vertebrate fossils, mainly from packrat middens: visit my field work page to learn more about small mammal surveys and fossil deposit excavations. I also study changes in vegetation using fossil pollen and other environmental proxies. Visit research and publications pages to learn more about past and on-going projects. Check out my teaching and outreach pages to see how I’m relating science to students and general audiences.
Contact: mstegner (at) wisc (dot) edu Stegner C.V. 12_09_18