Ecoclimate Lab


Ecoclimate Lab and Friends Spring 2019Ecoclimate Lab and Friends, Spring 2019 (from left: Abby Swann, Marianne Pietschnig (visiting from U. Exeter), Claire Zarakas, Marysa Laguë, Greta Shum, Jinhyuk Kim, Sam Pennypacker)

Abigail L. S. Swann

Associate Professor

Abigail SwannAbby is an associate 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

Greta Shum

Graduate Student

Greta Shum is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Her research interest is in the effect of the land surface and plant biology on the global carbon budget. Prior to joining the EcoClimate Lab Greta worked as a science communicator at the non-profit Climate Central, where she focused on climate change communication broadly, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, where her focus was on solutions to climate change. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature and a minor in Planets and Life from Princeton University.


Greta’s website

Claire Zarakas

Graduate Student

Claire is broadly interested in global-scale interactions between terrestrial ecosystems, land use, and climate. She is currently studying the hydrologic implications of plants’ physiological response to elevated CO2. Before starting graduate school in the Atmospheric Sciences department, she worked at a public sector consulting firm, where she conducted research to inform climate mitigation and adaptation policies. As an undergraduate she majored in Geosciences at Princeton University.

contact: czarakas (at) uw (dot) edu


Eliza Dawson

Undergraduate 2017-2018

Now a graduate student at Stanford University

Elizabeth Garcia

Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2017


Now at Seattle Public Utilities

Jinhyuk Kim

Undergraduate 2018-2019

Now a graduate student at University of California, Irvine

Marlies Kovenock

Graduate Student 2013-2019

shapeimage_5Now at CBRE

Marysa Laguë

Graduate Student 2013-2019

shapeimage_4Now a James S. McDonnell Foundation postdoc at University of California, Berkeley

Marysa’s website

Parker Malek

Undergraduate 2014-2015

Now at Abt Associates

Gregory Quetin

Graduate Student 2012-2017

shapeimage_3Now a postdoc at Stanford University

Greg’s website 

Older Group Photos

Ecoclimate Lab Autumn 2017

Ecoclimate Lab, Autumn 2017


Ecoclimate lab, Spring 2017

Ecoclimate Lab, Autumn 2015