Elizabeth Borer

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Developing a global understanding of ecosystem responses to human impacts

Section A, Location 14

Elizabeth Borer combines mathematical theory with powerful empirical tests replicated at global scales to get at big ecological questions: What are the causes and consequences of global biodiversity loss? How are humans altering the basic functioning of the Earth’s ecosystems? What controls the spread of disease in natural ecosystems? She has transformed how we do ecological research through her leadership of a replicated experiment across 160 sites in 29 countries.