Ecoclimate Lab



Ecoclimate Lab, Fall 2017

Abigail L. S. Swann

Assistant Professor

Abigail L.S. Swann

Abby is an assistant professor in both the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Biology.

Abby’s CV [PDF].

Abby’s Google Scholar Profile.

contact: aswann (at) atmos (dot) washington (dot) edu

Jennifer Hsiao

Graduate Student

hsiaoJennifer is studying how crops respond to projected climate conditions, and what that means for the future of food production in our agricultural systems.
She uses process-based crop models to look at how changes in temperature, humidity, CO2 levels and soil moisture can affect the complex physiological network within plants, and how those changes impact crop growth and yield production.

contact: ach315 (at) uw (dot) edu

Marlies Kovenock

Graduate Student


Marlies is studying how plant structural acclimation (adjustments in plant shape) to future climate conditions will modify the biological, physical and chemical influences of vegetation on regional and global climate. The overarching goal of her research is to better constrain future climate predictions by advancing our understanding of plant-climate interactions.

contact: kovenock (at) uw (dot) edu

Marysa Laguë

Graduate Student

shapeimage_4Marysa studies how large changes in vegetation can modify the global climate, and how the climate response scales with the total area of vegetation changed. Using global climate models, she studies how changes in surface parameters such as albedo and water fluxes can modify the global energy budget, driving changes in atmospheric circulation which modify climate both locally and in regions far removed from the initial vegetation perturbation through atmospheric teleconnections.

contact: mlague (at) atmos (dot) washington (dot) edu

Marysa’s website

Eliza Dawson

Undergraduate Student


Elizabeth Garcia

Postdoctoral Fellow


Now at Seattle Public Utilities

Gregory Quetin

Graduate Student

shapeimage_3Now a postdoc at Stanford University

Greg’s website 

Parker Malek, Undergraduate

Older Group Photos


Ecoclimate lab, Spring 2017

Ecoclimate Lab, Autumn 2015