Yuri Springer

Current Position:

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, placed with Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK

Staff Scientist – Disease Ecology
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)


Contact Information

1685 38th St, Ste 100
Boulder, CO 80301




BA University of California, Los Angeles (1997)
PhD University of California, Santa Cruz (2006)

Selected Publications

Springer, Y.P., Hays, C.G, Carr, M.H, and M.R. Mackey. 2010. Towards ecosystem- based management of marine macroalgae: the bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 48: 1N42

Springer, Y.P. 2009. Do extreme environments provide a refuge from pathogens? A phylogenetic test using serpentine flax. American Journal of Botany, 96(11): 2010N2021

Springer,Y.P., 2009. Edaphic quality and plant/pathogen interactions: effects of soil calcium on fungal infection of a serpentine flax. Ecology, 90(7): 1852N1862

Springer, Y.P., 2007. Clinal resistance structure and pathogen local adaptation in a serpentine flax/flax rust interaction. Evolution, 61(8): 1812N1822

Springer, Y.P., Hardcastle, B.H., and G.S. Gilbert. 2007. Soil calcium and plant disease in serpentine ecosystems: a test of the pathogen refuge hypothesis. Oecologia, 151(1): 10N21