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Clydecia Spitzer

Clydecia Spitzer


Course Assistant - Forest Vegetation Ecology, 7.5p


I work with plant-soil feedbacks in sub-artic ecosystems and focus on understanding the role of plant root traits in driving these feedback effects.



2011, M.Sc., Tropical Forest Management, Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

2004, B.Sc., Biology, University of Guyana


Positions held

2016 – present: PhD Student, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

2013 – 2016: Research (Experiment) Assistant, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden


Selected publications

Kardol, P., Spitzer, C. M., Gundale, M. J., Nilsson, M.-C. and Wardle, D. A. (2016), Trophic cascades in the bryosphere: the impact of global change factors on top-down control of cyanobacterial N2-fixation. Ecol Lett, 19: 967–976

Doctoral Student at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Plant-soil feedbacks
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå