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Kim Landsbergen

Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science

Office: 937-319-0139
Location: 112C Arts and Science Building
Dr. Landsbergen on Google Scholar

Kim Landsbergen is an ecologist who uses physiological and biogeochemical methods to study carbon and water dynamics in terrestrial

Photo of Dr. Kim Landsbergen and students

Antioch students Rian Lawrence (’17), Maya Canaztuj (’17), and Prof. Kim Landsbergen presented USEPA-funded P3 research at the National Science Fair in Washington D.C. April 2016.

systems, usually in the context of climate change, invasive plants, urban ecosystems, and land management. Prof. Landsbergen is a certified senior ecologist with the Ecological Society of America and owner of CarbonEcology Consulting. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed ecology papers in scientific journals. She also holds an appointment as Visiting Research Scholar with Ohio State University’s Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Kim joins the faculty most recently from the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she was an ‘embedded professor of science’. There she taught courses with themes in ecology, biomimicry, sustainable design, and infographics—the visual communication of scientific information. Previously, she taught at Ohio University in the Environmental and Plant Biology and Environmental Science programs. Community engaged practice from an ecological perspective can take many forms.

At Antioch College, Prof. Landsbergen is currently collaborating on applied ecology projects with students and staff at the Antioch Farm, atthe Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and in the Village of Yellow Springs. In addition, Kim is continuing to collaborate with artists to create sustainability-themed creative work. She is also interested in helping connect science with environmental policy issues and is active with state and national environmental non-governmental organizations. She is a STARS Technical Advisor with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and serves on as an Associate Board Member on the Franklin County Soil Water Conservation District.

Collaborative / Student Projects on Antioch Farm, Campus, and Glen Helen Nature Preserve


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Forest Ecosystem Analysis, University of Washington, College of Forestry
  • M.S.,  Forestry and Environmental Studies, Duke University, School of the Environment
  • B.S., Chemistry and Biology (double major), University of Memphis

Scholarly Activities

Selected Publications

(Brown = maiden name for Kim Landsbergen. ‘*’ indicates student senior authorship of collaborative work with a undergraduate, graduate student or post-doc supervised by Dr. Landsbergen)

  • A. Ellison, C. LeRoy, K.J. Landsbergen, E. Bosanquet, (2018) Art/Science Collaborations: New Explorations of Ecological Systems, Values, and their Feedbacks April 2018 in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
  • D. Lieurance * and K.J. Landsbergen(2016) Plant biomass allocation and growth analysis of the invasive shrub Amur honeysuckle in varying light habitats. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. 143(4):415-426.
  • J. Chiang * and K.J. Brown (2010) The effects of thinning and burning treatments on within-canopy variation of leaf traits in hardwood forests of southern Ohio. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 1065-1075
  • H. Joesting *, B.C. McCarthy, and K.J. Brown (2009) Determining the shade tolerance of American chestnut using morphological and physiological leaf parameters. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 280-286
  • R. Giuliani* and K.J. Brown (2008) Within-canopy sampling of global irradiance to describe downwelling light distribution and infer canopy stratification in a broadleaf forest. Tree Physiology 28(9):1407-19
  • J. Chiang *, L. Iverson, A. Prasad, and K.J. Brown (2008) Effects of changing climate and shifts in forest composition on forest ecosystem carbon balance. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50(11):1426-39
  • D. McCarthy* and K.J. Brown (2006) Soil respiration responses to topography, canopy cover, and prescribed burning in an oak-hickory forest in Southeastern Ohio. Forest Ecology and Management Vol. 237, pp. 94-102

Selected Presentations

  • AICAD conference: Science in the Studio – SanFrancisco CA – Oct 2015 Poster: Art (In Field Work), Science (in the Studio), and the Making of Antiochzine,!antiochzine/t741o
  • Ecological Society of America, 100th Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD – Aug 2015. Workshop co-organizer: Breaking the Ice with STEAM: Synthesis, Innovation, and Improving Scientific Outreach through Artistic Collaboration,
  • “Mining climate change science to create design solutions.” Pratt Sustainability Crash Course. Pratt Center for Sustainable Design Studies – New York NY. March 2013
  • “Design and science partnerships: Intersections of science literacy, service learning, and climate change communications.” 98th Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis MN. August 2013
  • “How do white oak trees respond structurally when their physical environment is changed by repeated fires?” 97th Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR. August 2012
  • “Innovation in the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process: Lessons Learned from a Service-Learning Course at Ohio University.” Annual Meeting of the National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington D.C. January 2008


  • ENVS 105 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENVS 205 Ecology
  • BIO 210 Botany
  • ENVS 230 Soil: A Living System
  • ENVS 305 Ecology
  • ENVS 315 Hydrology
  • ENVS 339 Ecological Agriculture
  • SCI 494 Senior Seminar in the Sciences
  • SCI 495 Senior Project in Sciences
  • SCI 370 Special Tropics: Climate Change Biology (Winter 17)
  • CHEM 220 Environmental Chemistry (Fall 16)

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