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Dr. Kathryn Amatangelo

Assistant Professor
Telephone: (585) 395-5743
Email: kamatang@brockport.edu
Office: 117 Lennon Hall

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  • PhD, Stanford


  • 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.

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Last Updated 1/18/18

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