Dr. Claire Willing (she/her) is an ecologist with a particular interest in microbial ecology, plant ecology, and plant physiological ecology. Her research uses molecular tools, ecological theory, and techniques in plant physiological ecology and stable isotope ecology to better understand patterns of plant-associated microbial diversity and functional consequences for plant hosts and plant communities in a changing climate. Her lab’s research is primarily focused on plant-fungal interactions, especially those between plant roots and root-associated mutualistic mycorrhizal fungi.