Meredith A. Holgerson

pictureWelcome!  I am an Assistant Professor at St. Olaf College, where my research program focuses on freshwater science and conservation.  I study how freshwater communities and ecosystems interact and respond to environmental change.  Most of my work focuses on ponds, which are hot spots for biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling, yet remain understudied compared to larger lakes.  I enjoy studying multiple, interacting levels of freshwater systems: from species assemblages to community food webs to ecosystem processes.  My research includes field observations, field and lab experiments, and ecological modeling.