About Daniela

Dr. Daniela F. Cusack is Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability at Colorado State University, and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Her research program examines effects of global change and human modification on ecosystem ecology across spatial scales, using methods from biogeochemistry and biogeography. Her current research explores how tropical terrestrial ecosystems respond to drying, warming, nitrogen deposition, land use change, and invasive plant species, with an emphasis on belowground root-microbial-soil dynamics. She received her PhD from UC-Berkeley (2009), MS from Yale University (2003), and a BA from Wesleyan University (1999).

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Ph. D., Environmental Science, Policy and Management – Ecosystem Science - University of California – Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, 2009

MS, Environmental Science - Yale University
New Haven, CT, 2003

B.A., Latin American Studies - Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, 1999