Amy Iler, PhD

Amy received a BS from Muskingum College in 2005 and a PhD in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University in 2010. She was a Postdoc at the Univ. of Maryland conducting phenology research at RMBL and then a Marie Curie-Cofund Research Fellow at Aarhus University (Denmark). She is currently a Conservation Scientist at the Chicago Botanic Garden and manages a research lab with undergraduate and graduate students through a joint program with Northwestern University. Her research addresses basic ecological questions through the lens of anthropogenic environmental change, focusing on how plant-pollinator interactions, plant population dynamics, and the timing of biological events respond to various types of changes. She combines long-term data sets with population modeling and observational and experimental field studies to address her research questions. Amy has conducted fieldwork at RMBL since 2010. She is an editorial board member of Journal of Ecology. Amy currently serves on RMBL’s Finance Committee and brings the perspective of an early career scientist to the Board.