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Amanda Brennan


                                                                                                
Amanda L Brennan
Department of Botany

1000 E. University Ave., University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
(970) 420-4764
almbrennan9@gmail.com






Education
University of Wyoming, Program in Ecology, Dept. of Botany (2010-present) 
PhD. graduate student 

University of North Carolina at Asheville
B.S. Ecology and Environmental Biology, Minor in Biology (2003) 
Distinction as a University Research Scholar 

Professional Experience
Graduate Research (2010-present) 
University of Wyoming 
  • Interactive effects of climate change and plant invasion on biogeochemical cycles at the Prairie Heating and Carbon Enrichment (PHACE) experiment 
  • Impacts of plant and microbial communities on carbon and nitrogen cycling 
  • Effects of plant invasion on soil chemistry and nutrient cycles 
  • Utilization of stable isotope techniques 
Teaching
Biogeochemistry TA, University of Wyoming (Spring 2013) 
Ecosystem Ecology TA, University of Wyoming (Spring 2012)
Plant and Fungal Biology TA, University of Wyoming (Fall 2011) 
General Biology TA, University of Wyoming (2010-2011)
Ecological Field Technician, Colorado State University (2005, 2007)
Chemist in Radiochemistry Department , Paragon Analytics, Environmental Testing Lab (2005-2007) 
Biological Field TechnicianBlue Ridge Parkway, National Park Service (2004) 
Research Assistant (2001-2003)
National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Math TutorUNC-Asheville Mathematics Lab (2000-2002) 

Publications
Seasonal Fluctuations of Soil Microarthropods in an Eastern Deciduous Forest (2003). Brennan A, Reynolds B. UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research 16. 

Presentations
Continuous soil respiration of the Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment site using forced diffusion chambers (poster, 2012) 
American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 

Soil Organic Carbon Under Elevated CO2 and Warming (oral, 2011)
Westerns States Soil Society Annual Meeting 

Seasonal Fluctuations of Soil Mircroarthropods (oral, 2003)
North Carolina Sigma Xi Society and 
UNC-Asheville Research Symposium 

Effects of Canopy Gaps of Soil Microarthropods (poster, 2002)
University of Georgia and Coweeta LTER Symposium 


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