The people behind the science
Science is a team sport! We are a group of scientists at CU Boulder and beyond who are seeking to understand how global change is affecting the structure and function of lakes. We primarily do fieldwork in Colorado and Wyoming and use publicly available data, remote sensing imagery, and process models to apply our understanding of lake ecology at regional to continental scales.
Faculty lead, Mountain limnology lab
Isabella A. Oleksy, Ph.D.
I'm an ecosystem scientist, biogeochemist, and life-long learner. I use mountain lakes as a natural laboratory to better understand how lakes more broadly "work." I'm passionate about open science and open data! When I'm not doing science, you can find me riding my bike, gardening, playing in the mountains, or seeing live music.
I am a limnologist and biogeochemist, with an interest in mountain lakes as well as the impacts of fire on water quality. I have previously worked with ponds and reservoirs in both grassland and prairie systems. Outside of science, I love rock climbing, hiking, paddle boarding, and generally playing outside.