Amanda Koltz is a PhD candidate in ecology at Duke University under Dr. Justin Wright. Her research focuses on the relationship between community and ecosystem ecology (e.g. how species interactions can affect key ecosystem processes like decomposition and nutrient cycling). For her dissertation research, she is exploring how climate-induced changes in predatory spiders are influencing the structure and function of food webs in the Arctic. You can learn more about Amanda's research here.

Name: Amanda Koltz
Occupation: Researcher
Organization: Duke University
Location: Expeditions:
Predatory Spiders in the Arctic Food Web, Predatory Spiders in the Arctic Food Web 2013