Kristiina Vogt is an expert on carbon and nutrient cycles at the ecosystem level. She works to develop tools that measure conservation efficacy, as well as the impacts of land-uses on altering ecosystem resilience and social and natural system interconnectivities. She has worked everywhere from Indonesia, Iceland, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Belize, to diverse sites in the U.S., including Alaska. She is intrigued by the role that human and natural disturbances play in controlling processes in ecosystems such as species diversity, land-use activities, social resilience and ecosystem sustainability. She has studied the impact of human activities within landscapes and tries to determine which tools most effectively analyze whether our activities will cause systems to become non-sustainable.