Seeta Sistla is assistant professor of ecosystem ecology at Cal Poly. Sistla’s work—which combines biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, mechanistic modeling, and field studies—focuses on how soils, plants, and microbial communities respond to environmental change and how these changes can feedback to affect larger-scale ecosystem processes. Her articles have appeared in Nature, Global Change Biology, Oikos, Plant and Soil, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, New Phytologist, and Experimental Zoology. Her work has been supported by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Energy Global Change Program, National Science Foundation, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Sistla earned her B.S. from Swarthmore College and her PhD from University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Want to teach Seeta Sistla’s Curiosity Studies chapter? Consider pairing it with:
- G. K. D. Crozier and Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde, “Toward Improving the Ethics of Ecological Research,” Science and Engineering Ethics 21.3 (2015): 577–594.