Ellen Stuart-Haëntjens

Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

I’m a PhD candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University. My research focuses on forest and wetland ecosystem resilience to disturbances and extreme climatic events. In addition to science, I enjoy mentoring, conducting outreach, and rock climbing.

Ellen has authored 2 articles

Tree-murdering fungi and insects increasingly contribute to climate change Read now →

New research suggests carbon dioxide released from dying forests equals emissions from 11 million cars

How farmers on the Great Plains are changing the local climate Read now →

New crop practices trap more carbon in the soil, increasing rainfall and adding profits

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Climate is getting more extreme in every possible way Read now →

From precipitation to the carbon cycle to natural disasters, the outliers are now the norm.

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How one invasive plant can change a rainforest Read now →

The mountain apple's entry into Indonesia a century ago still threatens biodiversity there

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The secret to sounder sleep may be lurking in our guts Read now →

New research shows that stressed med students on probiotics got better shut-eye

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Deep-sea creatures are weirder than we ever suspected Read now →

Rare anglerfish footage shows glowing fins and parasitic mating

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Why I'm quitting GMO research Read now →

Constantly confronting people who think my research will harm them is profoundly distressing

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