Annette Trierweiler

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University

Annette Trierweiler

Annette TrierweilerAssistant Professor of Environmental Science

Ph.D., Ecology, Princeton University
M.S., Geological Sciences, The Ohio State University
B.S., Biology; Earth and Environmental Science, Furman University


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Dr. Annette Trierweiler teaches introductory level environmental science courses as well as geographic information systems (GIS), the environmental science major capstone course and an upper-level course in biogeochemistry. She has published research on geoscience education and uses a variety of active learning teaching methods in her courses.

Her research interests focus on understanding ecological resilience in an era of global change. While the bulk of her previous research focused on tropical forested systems and their response to rising CO2 and recovery from deforestation, Trierweiler is also interested in the resilience of our local food systems and research questions where changes in the environment impact human society. A recent example of her integrated socio-environmental research includes her work on the link between deforestation and increased malaria cases in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Prior to coming to BW, Trierweiler was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University working on improving ecosystem modeling of the dry tropical forests of Costa Rica and improving how we measure food insecurity by incorporating local knowledge into global metrics. She has involved students in her research that has included fieldwork, biogeochemical analyses, ecosystem modeling, geospatial analysis and in-situ experiments.