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Dr. Kathryn Amatangelo

Katie Amatangelo in a forest 

Dr. Kathryn Amatangelo
Assistant Professor
PhD, Stanford
Telephone: (585) 395-5743
115 Lennon Hall
Curriculum Vitae
Lab Website


Ecology (ENV 303), Plant Ecology (ENV 405/505), Plant Diversity (ENV 400/500), Biostatistics/Experimental Design (ENV 437/614), Conservation Biology (ENV 439/539)


Plant community change, Global change ecology, Species invasions, Functional traits, Ecosystem function, Terrestrial biogeochemistry, Paleoecology


Funk, J.L. and K.L. Amatangelo (2013). Physiological mechanisms drive differing foliar calcium content in ferns and angiosperms. Oecologia. DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2591-1.

Waller, D.M, K.L. Amatangelo, S. Johnson, and D.A. Rogers (2012). Plant community survey and resurvey data from the Wisconsin Plant Ecology Laboratory. Biodiversity and Ecology 4: 255-264.

Klionsky, S.M., K.L. Amatangelo, and D.M. Waller (2011). Above- and belowground impacts of European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) on four native forbs. Restoration Ecology 19(6): 728-737.

Amatangelo, K.L., Fulton, M.R., Rogers, D.A., and D.M. Waller (2011). Converging forest community composition along an edaphic gradient threatens landscape-level diversity. Diversity and Distributions 17(2): 201-213.

Stewart, C.E., J.C. Neff, K.L. Amatangelo, and P.M. Vitousek (2011).  Vegetation effects on soil organic matter chemistry of aggregate fractions in a Hawaiian forest. Ecosystems 14(3) 382-397.

Amatangelo, K.L., and P.M. Vitousek (2009). Contrasting predictors of fern versus angiosperm decomposition in a common garden. Biotropica 41:154-161

Cornwell, W.K., J.H.C. Cornelissen, K. Amatangelo, and 25 others (2008). Plant species traits are the predominant control on litter decomposition rates within biomes worldwide. Ecology Letters 11:1065-1071.

Amatangelo, K.L., and P.M. Vitousek (2008). Stoichiometry of ferns in Hawaii: Implications for nutrient cycling. Oecologia 157:619-627.

Amatangelo, K.L., J.S. Dukes, and C.B. Field (2008). Responses of a California annual grassland to litter manipulation. Journal of Vegetation Science 19:605-612.

Eshenroder, R. and K.L. Amatangelo (2002).  Reassessment of the lake trout population collapse in Lake Michigan during the 1940s. Tech. Rep. 65, Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Last Updated 8/29/13


Dr. Chris Norment has had his fourth book of creative nonfiction accepted for publication by the University of North Carolina Press. Tentatively entitled "In the Fullness of Time," the book interweaves memoir with an exploration of issues related to the evolution and conservation of rare and endangered species in the Death Valley region. The book will be published in 2014.


Environmental Seminars:    

‘A Population Study and Management Suggestions for the Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) at Fort Drum, NY’

Ariel Kirk

Defense Thesis Seminar

Wednesday, Aug 20th

Noon to 1:00 PM

Lennon Hall, room 218

‘Habitat selection by calling amphibians breeding in stormwater ponds: ecology, models, and management implications’

John Bateman

Defense Thesis Seminar

Thursday, Aug 21st

1:30 to 2:30 PM

Lennon Hall, room 218


Dept of Env Sci & Bio Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 8am - 3pm

Secretary: Deb Dilker

Contact: 585.395.5975