Mary Heskel

Past NE CSC Fellow

Consortium Institution: 

Marine Biological Laboratory


Ecosystems Center


Ph.D.: Ecology and Evolution, Columbia University, New York, NY 2013
M.A.: Science Education, City College of New York, NY, 2008
B. A.: Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, MA, 2006



Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota, 2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University, 2013 to 2014
Postdoctoral Scholar, Marine Biological Laboratory, 2014 to present

Research Interests: 

I am a plant physiological ecologist and my research addresses how environmental change, including long-term warming, seasonal temperature variation, as well as altered nitrogen input and drought, affects leaf-level carbon exchange via photosynthesis and respiration. To do this, I’ve measured plants grown in ongoing global change experiments (B4Warmed in Minnesota and the Arctic LTER in Northern Alaska), as well in intact landscapes. My current research aims to integrate the temperature and light sensitivity of leaf respiration into estimates of net ecosystem exchange at Harvard Forest, in central Massachusetts. 

Recent Publications

Click on the author's name to view all of their publications in the NECSC Library.