Julie R. Etterson

Swenson College of Science and Engineering

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Understanding biotic response to climate change and taking restorative action with community partners

Section A, Location 14

Julie Etterson has dedicated her career to advancing our understanding of biotic response to anthropogenic change. She uses the tools of ecological genetics to study adaptation of wild populations and to test management approaches that can be implemented today to transition natural communities as the environment changes around them. She also developed a national research seed bank that will be used to document and dissect mechanisms of evolution over the next 50 years.