Professor and Co-director
Soranno is co-director of the Data-Intensive Landscape Limnology Lab in MSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. She is also currently serving as Division Director at the NSF Division of Biological Infrastructure. She is a landscape limnologist, that is, a freshwater scientist who studies the multi-scaled spatial and temporal drivers of aquatic chemistry and biology. She is also a macrosystems ecologist and conducts research to develop concepts, approaches, and datasets needed to foster the development of data-intensive approaches in ecology. All of her research is collaborative and most of it is conducted within the Data-Intensive Landscape Limnology Lab. See the following links on this website for: research products including publications, research themes, and primers related to the work that they do in this lab.
At MSU, she teaches Limnology, an upper-division undergraduate course, using a flipped classroom model that emphasizes active learning, case study approaches to teaching science, and student-led discovery. The current syllabus is here. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate seminars in topical areas.
Patricia A. Soranno
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife*, Michigan State University
Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office: 334D Natural Resources Building
*Currently serving as Division Director at the NSF Division of Biological Infrastructure.