Understand spatial and temporal linkages between soils, hydrologic regimes, community dynamics and ecosystem processes

tree ring research

Study with researchers working in:

  • Landscape genetics and ecology
  • Remote sensing of vegetation and land-cover change
  • Spatially-explicit modeling of forest and rangeland dynamics
  • Dendrochronology (the scientific method of dating tree rings)
  • Disease, mortality and regeneration of forest, riparians and rangeland
  • Restoration ecology
  • Invasive species

Faculty working with plants


Expertise: application of tree-ring science to the study of climate, forest, and landscape dynamics, with interest in spatial processes and environmental change.


Expertise: forest ecology and silviculture in support of management and conservation that increases the sustainability and resiliency of forest ecosystems.


Expertise: population, community and ecosystem ecology, with particularly interested in the dynamics of plant invasions, plant-herbivore interactions and woody plants as ecosystem engineers and community facilitators. 


Expertise: impacts of climate change and land use/land cover change on vegetated ecosystems using remote sensing data, ranging across scales from individual plants to the globe, across many terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.


Expertise: interactions between plant, soil, and hydrologic processes in terrestrial systems and how disturbances such as wildfire, insect outbreaks, and forest clearing, play an role in these dynamics.


Expertise: soil carbon and greenhouse gases in restored mountain meadows, soil methane dynamics in arid environments, and piñon-juniper fuels management.


Expertise: causes and consequences of landscape change, including natural disturbances, effects of anthropogenic land use, ungulate-landscape interactions, and invasive species.

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