Gund Affiliate, Science and Technology Fellow and Policy Advisory, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, United States Department of State

Case is a global change ecologist interested in better understanding the connections between biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems in a warming world. Her research uses both manipulative experiments and observational gradients to explore questions across scales - from leaves to ecosystems. Case is currently a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and Policy Advisor in the Office of Conservation and Water in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the United States Department of State, covering topics relating to forest and biodiversity conservation in bilateral and multilateral fora.  Prior to joining the State Department, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Michigan.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Global change, carbon cycling, biodiversity and ecosystem function, nature-based solutions, conservation


  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Columbia University
  • M.A., Conservation Biology, Columbia University
  • B.A., Science and Society, Occidental College


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