Professor Tracy Gartner directs the Environmental Science Program and teaches research- and service-oriented courses in environmental science, ecology, botany, experimental design and restoration. Her research focuses on how shifts in biodiversity (due to invasive species, environmental change and human disturbance) influence community structure and nutrient dynamics in ecosystems.
Prof. Gartner has a Ph.D. in ecology from University of Connecticut, and a B.A. in biology and environmental science from Coe College (Phi Beta Kappa). She joined the Carthage faculty in 2005.
"She has been a true inspiration to me because of her amazing conscious efforts to conserve the world around her and willingness to share her knowledge and passion with others."
— Alexandra Lemmer, '14
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