Desiree Narango, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Groffman Lab, Environmental Sciences Initiative

Desiree L. Narango, Ph.D. joined the Groffman Lab in 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher working on the American Residential Macrosystems Project.  She completed a B.S. in Environmental Biology at State University of New York: College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a M.S. in Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware. Narango’s research focuses on the ecology and conservation of biodiversity in human-dominated ecosystems such as residential yards, urban forests and agriculture. Her work also includes research on plant-animal interactions and trophic relationships using diverse methods such as stable isotopes, natural history observation and modeling-based approaches. In the American Residential Macrosystems Project, she is currently working on a multi-city dataset of bird, bee and ground beetle communities to understand how differences in yard management influences multiple diversity metrics at a national scale.


S. Lerman, D. Narango, M. Avolio, A. Bratt, J. Engebretson, P.M. Groffman, S.J. Hall, J. Heffernan, S.E. Hobbie, K. Larson, D. Locke, C. Neill, K. Nelson, Cubino, J.P. and T.L. Trammell. Residential Yard Management and Landscape Cover Affect Urban Bird Community Diversity across the Continental US. Ecological Applications, 2021, e02455.