Courtney Currier

Courtney Currier is an ecologist researching the determinants and effects of ecosystem sensitivity to drought. She conducts rainfall manipulation experiments and long-term climate studies in southwest drylands. Courtney is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Life Sciences at Arizona State University. She received her BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Notre Dame and her MSc in Biology from Arizona State University. Previous research topics include: ecological stoichiometry and subsidy effects of Pacific salmon in stream ecosystems.


The emotional and physical connection scientists sustain with their field sites, organisms, or questions are rarely translated into the final research product or publication. Scientists who conduct field research almost always develop a deep connection with the landscape and the people who work there. They form strong identities with the place or system where they […]