Caitlin is a new PLOS Ecology Community Editor and a David H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Maine and Acadia National Park. Her background is in conservation biology and plant ecology. She’s currently studying alpine plant communities in Maine from a paleoecological perspective, which happily involves hiking to high elevation ponds with an inflatable kayak.
Last week I wrote about my favorite new papers on mountains and phenology after a summer of scientific reading. In the second half of my top ten list, I’m highlighting some plant mysteries and best