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Clydecia Spitzer

Clydecia Spitzer


Course Assistant - Forest Vegetation Ecology, 7.5p



My research focuses on understanding root traits, their interactions with soil microorganisms and their responses to global change in boreal forests and sub-arctic ecosystems. I am particularly interested in understanding how strategies of plants related to their functional traits influence with uptake of nutrients and soil carbon cycling.



2021, PhD., Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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

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


Positions held

2022 - present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.

2016 – 2021: PhD Student, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

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



Master Student: Kailey Tentis, 2023

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


Postdoctor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå

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