Erika Marín-Spiotta

Position title: Associate Professor of Geography


Department of Geography
550 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Erika Marín-Spiotta is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she leads the Biogeochemistry and Biogeography Lab, with a focus on how changes in climate and land use alter terrestrial ecosystem processes, such as nutrient and carbon cycling. A recent research focus addresses broadening participation and removing barriers to the retention and advancement of underserved communities in STEM disciplines. Marín-Spiotta is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, a Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring from the American Geophysical Union, and a President’s Award from the Association for Women Geoscientists. At UW-Madison she is currently a Diversity Liaison working with the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer and the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff and was a 2019 Feminist Scholars Fellow at the Center for Research on Gender and Women. Marín-Spiotta leads ADVANCEGeo, a national program funded by NSF, to transform workplace climate in the geosciences and other scientific fields through the development of bystander intervention and research ethics training in partnership with professional societies.

Affiliations: Department of Geography