Christopher A. Klausmeier

Christopher A. Klausmeier
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • W. K. Kellogg Biological Station
  • Plant Biology


Christopher A. Klausmeier, professor of plant biology and W.K. Kellogg Biological Station faculty member, is an expert in theoretical ecology, especially related to microbial and aquatic systems.

Klausmeier received his BS in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif., and his PhD in  ecology, evolution and behavior from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Before joining MSU in 2005, he was on the faculty in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Biology, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, and a National Science Foundation (NSF) International Research Fellow at EAWAG in Switzerland.

Klausmeier has published more than 50 articles on his research. He has given many invited talks and regularly participates in international workshops and summer schools. Klausmeier is also an associate editor for The American Naturalist. His awards and honors include being the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and an EU Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, which supported a sabbatical visit to the Danish Technical University in Copenhagen.