- 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.