Elena Litchman studies marine and freshwater ecosystems, focusing on phytoplankton, major primary producers in most aquatic environments. Her main interests are the eco-evolutionary responses of aquatic ecosystems to changing environments, including anthropogenic global change, and the consequences of those changes for biodiversity, biogeochemical cycles, and ecosystem functioning.

She received the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and Petersen Foundation Excellence Professorship Award from the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, Germany. She is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the NSF CAREER Award.

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