Alli Kneisel

Credentials: PhD Student - Turner Lab


My research focuses on the function of freshwater ecosystems, particularly ponds and wetlands in urban settings. I am interested in how these systems provide ecosystem services and the role that they play in the larger urban landscape.


Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree in iBio?

I wanted to study aquatic systems in a more wholistic way and understand how the landscape beyond the shores of a lake or wetland impacts its function.

Why or what do you love about the program?

The diversity of ecologists and ecological approaches on campus.

Fun Fact:I have a cocker spaniel named Maggie Mae

Educational Background:

MS in Biology from Central Michigan University; BS in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University.