People A to Z

Megan Caldwell

  • PhD Student/ research assistant
  • Research Assistant


Fire and Forest Ecology
Remote Sensing
Ecosystem Services
Subalpine Ecosystems
Carbon and atmospheric fluxes

Parker E. Calkin

  • INSTAAR Affiliate
  • Emeritus Professor of Geology, State University of New York at Buffalo


Glacial geology; geomorphology; Quaternary geology.

Patrick Cappa

  • Professional Research Assistant


Wet lab chemistry, isotope chemistry, maintenance and production of primary and secondary hOX radiocarbon standards and various other radiocarbon standards, lab glassblower, lab archivist.

Amy Churchill

  • PhD 2017


Examining the interactions between plant communities and ecosystem functions in alpine systems perturbed through anthropogenic deposition of nitrogen.

Cory Cleveland

  • INSTAAR Affiliate
  • Assistant Professor in Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, University of Montana


Terrestrial ecosystem ecology and soil biogeochemistry. In general, his research focuses on understanding the biotic and abiotic controls over terrestrial biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem processes.

Gary Clow

  • INSTAAR Affiliate
  • Research Geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey


Heat transfer, surface-atmosphere interactions, permafrost, ice sheets, climate monitoring and modeling.

Amy Concilio

  • Postdoctoral Scholar


Plant community ecology, global change biology, invasive species biology and management, rangeland ecology and management

Chris Conrad

  • M.S. 2014 in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


Southern Ocean, ocean acidification, ocean biogeochemistry, marine carbon cycle, climate variability and change, ocean modeling.

Rory Cowie

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Isotope hydrology and biogeochemistry. Mixing models and hydrograph separation techniques. Sourcing and age dating of groundwater.