Dr. Clare Aslan is a community ecologist and conservation biologist, interested in the ecology and conservation of species interactions and how dynamics at the interaction level can scale up to the full community level. She is passionate about solutions-oriented research. Dr. Aslan's current research interests include the community implications of species interaction disruption via climate change and biological invasions. She comes to NAU from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, where she managed a research program examining the impact of resource scarcity on mutualisms in desert endemic plants. Her previous research focused on mutualisms between native and non-native species in California and Hawaii. Clare obtained her PhD from the University of California, Davis, and completed a Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California-Santa Cruz.