Amanda Koltz

Senior Scientist

I am a global change ecologist interested in how species interactions influence community composition and ecosystem function in the context of environmental change. I use common, widespread organisms that are sensitive to change - like wolf spiders, mosquitoes and gut worms - to better understand how the animals in our everyday lives impact the ecosystems we live in.

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In the News:

Small but mighty: Measuring parasites’ footprints

Wolf spiders may turn to cannibalism in a warming Arctic

Warming alters predator-prey interactions in the Arctic

Bugged out by climate change

Higher Education Channel: Arctic Wolf Spider's Changing Diet May Help Keep Arctic Cool & Lessen Some Impact of Global Warming


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  • Washington University
  • CB 1137
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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