Sarah E. Hobbie

Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Understanding Consequences of Human-Caused Environmental Changes for Ecosystems:from Cities to the Great Plains

Section A, Location 14

From local to global scales, human activities, inadvertently and through deliberate management, are altering climate, atmospheric chemistry, landscapes, and biodiversity. Hobbie’s research aims to understand how these environmental changes are altering the structure and functioning of ecosystems. Her research ranges from city neighborhoods, where she explores the consequences of urbanization for biodiversity and water quality, to the Central Great Plains, where she explores ecosystem feedbacks to the global climate system.