Lauren E. Culler

Research Assistant Professor and Lecturer
Academic Appointments

Science Outreach Coordinator

Lauren is a Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and the Science Outreach Coordinator at Dartmouth's Institute of Arctic Studies. She studies the impacts of rapid environmental change on insect population and community dynamics in northern ecosystems. Her current research tests how Arctic warming impacts insect-wildlife-human interactions. In addition to research, Lauren is PI on a NSF grant for international science outreach in Greenland and Antarctica and she teaches in Dartmouth's Environmental Studies Program. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth, and a M.S. in Entomology and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland.

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603 646 8265
108 Steele Hall, Department of Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
B.S. University of Maryland
M.S. University of Maryland
Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

Culler, L.E., Stendahl, A.M., DeSiervo, M.H., Bliska, H.M., Virginia, R.A., and M.P. Ayres. 2021. Emerging mosquitoes (Aedes nigripes) as a resource subsidy for wolf spiders (Pardosa glacialis) in western Greenland. Polar Biology Link

Koltz, A.M.* & L.E. Culler*. 2021. Biting insects in a rapidly changing Arctic. Current Opinions in Insect Science. *equal contributions. Link

DeSiervo, M.H., Ayres, M.P., and L.E. Culler. 2021. Quantifying the nature and strength of intraspecific density dependence in Arctic mosquitoes. Oecologia. 196: 1061–1072  Link

DeSiervo, M.H., Ayres, M.P., Virginia, R.A., and L.E. Culler. 2020. Consumer-resource dynamics in Arctic ponds. Ecology. Link

Culler, L.E., M.P. Ayres, and R.A. Virginia. 2018. Spatial heterogeneity in the abundance and fecundity of Arctic mosquitoes. Ecosphere Link

Høye, T.T. and L.E. Culler. 2018. Tundra arthropods provide key insights into ecological responses to environmental change. Polar Biology 41: 1523-1529. Link

Culler, L.E., Z.T. Wood, J. Diaz, S.B. Fey, D. Timmins, and M.P. Ayres. 2018. Streams in an uninhabited watershed have predictably different thermal sensitivities to variable summer air temperatures. Freshwater Biology 63: 676-686. Link

Müllerová, J., J. Elsterová, J. Cerny, O. Ditrich, J. Žárský, L.E. Culler, H. Kampen, D. Walther, S.J. Coulson, and L. Grubhoffer. 2018. No indication of arthropod-vectored viruses in mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) collected on Greenland and Svalbard. Polar Biology 41: 1581-1586. Link

Heindel, R.C., L.E. Culler, and R.A. Virginia. 2017. Rates and processes of aeolian soil erosion in West Greenland. The Holocene 27: 1281-1290. Link

Culler, L.E., M.P. Ayres, and R.A. Virginia. 2015. In a warmer Arctic, mosquitoes avoid increased mortality from predators by growing faster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282 Link

Culler, L.E., M.A. McPeek, and M.P. Ayres. 2014. Predation risk shapes thermal physiology of a predaceous damselfly. Oecologia 176:653-660 Link

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