Phoebe Lehmann Zarnetske

Phoebe Lehmann Zarnetske
  • Associate Professor
  • Integrative Biology
  • 422 Natural Science Building
  • 517-355-7671



I am a community ecologist, jointly appointed in the Departments of Forestry and Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. I also hold an adjunct appointment in the Department of Plant Biology and am affiliated with the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEBB) ProgramEnvironmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP), and Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) LTER. I oversee the Spatial Ecology Graduate Certificate Program


  • Observed patterns of biodiversity and community composition with underlying mechanisms
  • Composition and geography distribution of species and ecological communities
  • Biotic interactions, species invasions, biophysical feedbacks, geodiversity, climate change and land use change