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Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Michael Van Nuland

Michael joined the lab in 2017 after completing his Ph.D. at The University of Tennessee with Dr. Jennifer Schweitzer. He is broadly interested in how plant genetics, soils, and microbiomes interact to shape species ecological and evolutionary responses to environmental change. Michael combines extensive field surveys with targeted experimental work to identify how plant-soil interactions vary on the landscape and what consequences this has for understanding species range dynamics, evolutionary processes, and functional responses to global change.  Dr. Van Nuland is currently the Lead Data Scientist at the Society for Protecting Underground Networks (SPUN), a non-profit foundation for mapping and protecting mycorrhizal networks.