GDPE Faculty Directory

This page lists all GDPE faculty. Please note: Not all members can serve in all capacities on graduate committees. Check with GDPE Academic Advisor if you have questions. You can also search our faculty by research area(s).

Key to Department Abbreviations

Anthropology: Department of Anthropology
APHIS-USDA: Animal/Plant Health Inspection Service
ARE: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
AS: Department of Animal Sciences
Atmospheric Science: Department of Atmospheric Science
Biology: Department of Biology
Biomedical Sciences: Department of Biomedical Sciences
BSPM: Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
CBE: Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
CCC: Center for Collaborative Conservation
CEE: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chemistry: Department of Chemistry
CIRA: Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Clinical Sciences: Department of Clinical Sciences
COHS: College of Applied Human Sciences
CPW: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
CRB: Center for Rhizosphere Biology
CS: Department of Computer Science
CSFS: Colorado State Forest Service
CSUWC: CSU Water Center
CU: University of Colorado
ECON: Economics
EDUC: School of Education
ENGL: Department of English
ERHS: Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
ESS: Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Fort Lewis College: Fort Lewis College
FRS: Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
FWCB: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

GDPE: Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Geosciences: Department of Geosciences
HDNR: Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Hist: Department of History
HLA: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
LFL: Larval Fish Laboratory
LTER: Shortgrass Steppe Long Term Ecological Research Station
Mathematics: Department of Mathematics
ME: Department of Mechanical Engineering
MIP: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research
NPS: National Park Service
NREL: Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
NWRC: National Wildlife Research Center
Philosophy: Department of Philosophy
Political Science: Department of Political Science
RMRS: Rocky Mountain Research Station
RMTR: Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research
SCS: Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
SoGES: School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Statistics: Department of Statistics
The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy
TWS: The Wilderness Society
University of Wyoming: University of Wyoming
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
USFS-RMRS: USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station
USFWS: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS: United States Geological Survey
WCNR: Warner College of Natural Resources Dean's Office

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(Image for Aldridge, Cameron) Aldridge, Cameron
ESS
(NREL )
cameron.aldridge@colostate.edu
website
My research involves understanding animal-habitat relationships, with an emphasis on conservation and wildlife ecology. I am interested in addressing the effects of energy development, land-use change, and climate change on conserving wildlife populations, their habitats, and the ecosystems they inhabit. I work across spatial scales, and use statistical and empirical modeling in my research.
(Image for Angeloni, Lisa) Angeloni, Lisa
Biology
angeloni@colostate.edu
website
Behavioral ecology; reproductive strategies; conservation biology
(Image for Angert, Amy) Angert, Amy
Biology
amy.angert@botany.ubc.ca
website
Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits;adaptation to environmental stress; spatial and temporal variation in natural selection
(Image for Antolin, Mike) Antolin, Mike
Biology
antolin@lamar.colostate.edu
website
My laboratory group works on the effects of fragmented and patchy populations in evolution, genetics, and ecology. Currently, we study the epidemiology of plague in natural populations of Black-tailed prairie dogs and other small rodents on the short grass prairies of north-central Colorado, and transmission pathways of chronic wasting disease in mule deer.
Aplet, Gregory
TWS
(ESS )
greg_aplet@tws.org
My research interests are wide and varied but focus generally on topics relevant to the application of ecosystem management and the conservation of biological diversity and forest ecosystem health. I have conducted field work on the dynamics of Rocky Mountain and Hawaiian forests, the ecology of biological invasions, and andangered plant population biology. More recently, my work has focused on wilderness philosophy and management, the ecology and management of wildland fire, forest restoration, and climate change adaptation.
Augustine, David
USDA
(ESS )
David.Augustine@ars.usda.gov
website
My research interests include plant-herbivore interactions, the ecology and management of semi-arid rangelands, and conservation biology. My current research examines interactions among cattle, prescribed fire, and prairie dogs in the western Great Plains, and the effects of these disturbance processes on vegetation heterogeneity and native grassland birds.
(Image for Bailey, Larissa) Bailey, Larissa
FWCB
llbailey@colostate.edu
My research focuses mainly on developing and applying quantitative methods to address scientific and management questions about vertebrate systems and their dynamics (especially amphibians).
Baker, Dan
Biomedical Sciences
danbaker@colostate.edu
My research interest focus is on reproductive physiology of wild ungulates and developing and testing methods for controlling their fertility.
(Image for Balgopal, Meena) Balgopal, Meena
EDUC
Meena.Balgopal@colostate.edu
I study the impact of curriculum and instructional interventions on student learning outcomes around biological and environmental concepts. I conduct my research in both K-8th grade and in college (science and non-science majors) science classrooms. In particular, I study science writing and argumentation strategies to help students learn how to make evidence-based science claims about environmental or biological issues.
(Image for Ballweber, Lora) Ballweber, Lora
MIP
lora.ballweber@colostate.edu
website
Ecological epidemiology with emphasis on helminths of wildlife; assessment of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in wildlife; anthelmintic resistance in gastrointestinal strongyles (cattle)
(Image for Baron, Jill) Baron, Jill
USGS
(ESS , NREL)
jill.baron@colostate.edu
website
Ecosystem ecology; biogeochemistry; impacts of climate-nitrogen interactions on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; global change in mountains; integrating science into decision-making processes; long-term ecosystem dynamics. Currently looking for a Ph.D. student interested in studying interactive effects of climate change and atmospheric N deposition on alpine lakes.
(Image for Battaglia, Mike) Battaglia, Mike
RMRS
(FRS )
mbattaglia@fs.fed.us
website
I am interested in developing and implementing innovative management strategies that address the challenges and issues faced by forest managers. These research interests include forest restoration, fuel hazard mitigation, and increasing forest resilience to disturbance across multiple spatial scales.
(Image for Bauerle, Bill) Bauerle, Bill
HLA
bill.bauerle@colostate.edu
website
Ecophysiology, Stress Physiology (primarily drought and elevated temperature stress), and mechanistic modeling of carbon and water fluxes
(Image for Beck, George) Beck, George
BSPM
gbeck@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Noxious weed invasion and management.
(Image for Bestgen, Kevin) Bestgen, Kevin
FWCB
(LFL )
kevin.bestgen@colostate.edu
website
Current investigations include dispersal, survival, population abundance, recruitment patterns, and river regulation effects on endangered cypriniform fishes in the Colorado River system, distribution and abundance patterns of western fishes. Other interests include effects of fish screening and passage evaluations, longitudinal gradient analysis of stream biota, stream fish community ecology, taxonomy and biology of larval fish, and long-term monitoring of stream fish communities. Most of my work is at the interface of ecology and management, particularly related to endangered fishes.
(Image for Betsill, Michele) Betsill, Michele
Political Science
m.betsill@colostate.edu
website
My research focuses on the governance of global climate change from the global to the local level. I am particularly interested in understanding how governance initiatives interact across scales and ways that this enables/constrains global efforts to deal with climate change.
(Image for Biggins, Dean) Biggins, Dean
USGS
(Biology )
dean_biggins@usgs.gov
website
1) Ecology of Yersinia pestis 2) Biology and conservation of black-footed ferrets 3) Ecology of prairie dogs and grassland ecosystems
(Image for Binkley, Dan) Binkley, Dan
ESS
dan.binkley@colostate.edu
website
Forest productivity; biogeochemical cycles; longterm dynamics of ecosystems, including collaborative ecological restoration
Birner, Thomas
thomas@atmos.colostate.edu
website
- generally: atmospheric dynamics, general circulation, dynamics of the coupled troposphere-stratosphere system - what determines the width of the tropical belt and position of subtropical dryzones, and corresponding consequences for local ecosystems - extreme polar stratospheric variability and its effects on surface weather and climate - tropical tropopause processes and their effects on stratospheric climate - education / outreach: using "tales of great discovery" (such as discovery of the stratosphere, ozone hole, trade winds) to instill excitement about (atmospheric) science in students, and educate about the nature of science
(Image for Bjostad, Louis) Bjostad, Louis
BSPM
louis.bjostad@colostate.edu
website
Chemical interactions among insects and plants; infochemicals, including pheromones, kairomones, allomones
(Image for Bledsoe, Brian) Bledsoe, Brian
CEE
brian.bledsoe@colostate.edu
website
Stream and watershed processes; hydro-ecology, restoration ecology; wetlands and riparian zones, water quality; diffuse pollution; ecological engineering; and river basin management
(Image for Blumenthal, Dana) Blumenthal, Dana
USDA
(BSPM )
dana.blumenthal@ars.usda.gov
website
I am a plant ecologist, with interests in global change ecology and plant invasion. Much of the research in my lab focuses on how global changes alter resource availability and therefore plant communities.
(Image for Boone, Randall) Boone, Randall
ESS
(NREL )
randall.boone@colostate.edu
website
Spatial analysis; ecosystem modeling with agent-based approaches; ecosystem sustainability; speciation
(Image for Borch, Thomas) Borch, Thomas
SCS
borch@colostate.edu
website
Environmental biogeochemistry, particularly as it relates to how soil processes governing organic matter, contaminant and nutrient dynamics
(Image for Bowser, Gillian) Bowser, Gillian
NREL
(ESS )
gbowser@colostate.edu
website
Sustainability and conservation ecology; the interaction of people with natural resources and ecology - how climate change impacts resources and the disparate impacts on different communities and cultures associated with those resources
(Image for Breck, Stewart) Breck, Stewart
USDA
(FWCB )
Stewart.W.Breck@aphis.usda.gov
Human-wildlife conflict; carnivore ecology; animal behavior
(Image for Brown, Cynthia) Brown, Cynthia
BSPM
cynthia.s.brown@colostate.edu
Patterns of invasion; impacts of invasive species; mechanisms of invasion and community and ecosystem restoration.
(Image for Brown, Peter) Brown, Peter
RMTR
(ESS )
pmb@rmtrr.org
website
I am a dendrochronologist who specializes in reconstructing multi-century changes in forest dynamics and fire and climate regimes. My main research interests include fire climatology, restoration ecology, and fire and forest ecology.
(Image for Cafaro, Philip) Cafaro, Philip
Philosophy
(SoGES )
philip.cafaro@colostate.edu
website
My research interests center on environmental ethics and the preservation of wild nature. I am particularly interested in consumption and population issues, the creation of sustainable economies and societies, and human character development as it relates to sustainability.
(Image for Carlson, Ken) Carlson, Ken
CEE
kcarlson@engr.colostate.edu
My research interests have centered around water quality, fate and transport of contaminants and natural and engineered treatment systems. Recently, I have applied my research background to energy-related water issues, in particular, hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development. Research includes real-time monitoring of aquifer water quality in shale gas areas of Colorado and understanding public concerns associated with water.
(Image for Carr (Kotliar), Tasha) Carr (Kotliar), Tasha
USGS
(FRS )
carrn@usgs.gov
website
My research focus is on long-term ecosystem dynamics, ecological effects of energy development, disturbance ecology, and landscape ecology: implications for management of public lands in the western US. I primarily work on breeding and migrating avian communities in montane and subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau, as well as shrub-steppe, grasslands, and wetlands of the Intermountain West.
(Image for Chong, Geneva) Chong, Geneva
USGS
(ESS )
geneva_chong@usgs.gov
website
I use a landscape ecology approach to understand systems'' reactions to disturbances (e.g., management actions; land-use; the presence or absence of natural disturbance regimes such as fire.)
Clark, Larry
USDA
(FWCB )
Larry.Clark@aphis.usda.gov
website
Human-wildlife conflicts; sensory biology; chemical ecology; wildlife diseases; wildlife epidemiology; West Nile virus; avian influenza
(Image for Clements, Will) Clements, Will
FWCB
william.clements@colostate.edu
website
Research conducted in my laboratory focuses primarily on understanding how communities and ecosystems respond to contaminants, particularly metals from abandoned mines. I am especially interested in questions that address responses to multiple perturbations and interactions between contaminants and other anthropogenic stressors.
(Image for Conant, Rich) Conant, Rich
ESS
(NREL )
rich.conant@colostate.edu
website
Soil carbon dynamics and the impacts of land use management/change on soil carbon, primarily in grasslands and agroecosystems
Coop, Jonathan
USFS-RMRS
jcoop@fs.fed.us
Ecology and conservation of plant communities; montane and subalpine grasslands, treeline ecotones, tree seedling ecophysiology, and landscape change.
(Image for Cooper, David) Cooper, David
FRS
david.cooper@colostate.edu
website
Wetland ecosystem studies, wetland vegetation ecology, wetland restoration and creation, wetland hydrology.
(Image for Cotrufo, Francesca) Cotrufo, Francesca
SCS
francesca.cotrufo@colostate.edu
website
Plant-soil atmosphere C and N dynamics as affected by global changes; terrestrial ecosystems stable isotope ecology; black carbon dynamics in soils, biochar
Coughenour, Michael
NREL
(ESS )
michael.coughenour@colostate.edu
website
Pastoral and grazing ecosystems, spatial ecosystems modeling, GIS & remote sensing, responses of ecosystems to climate & CO2, coupled ecosystem & atmospheric models; savanna ecology, Africa, National Parks in Rocky Mountain region.
(Image for Crooks, Kevin) Crooks, Kevin
FWCB
kevin.crooks@colostate.edu
website
In my lab, we apply theoretical principles of ecology, animal behavior, and conservation science to natural systems. Because of my commitment to conservation, my research often examines the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances, such as habitat fragmentation and urban sprawl, on wildlife, particularly mammalian carnivores due to their sensitivity to such disturbances.
(Image for Davies, Stephen) Davies, Stephen
ARE
stephen.davies@colostate.edu
I am currently interested in water resources issues including large infrastructure, irrigation systems and their sustainability, and the impacts of climate change on water resources and economic activity in Colorado and Pakistan. I also have an interest in agricultural research and the effect on habitats.
(Image for Denning, Scott) Denning, Scott
Atmospheric Science
denning@atmos.colostate.edu
website
Atmosphere-biosphere interactions; global carbon cycle; use of atmospheric data to interpret and constrain understanding of ecosystem processes; spatial scaling of ecosystem process understanding using numerical simulations and atmospheric constraints.
(Image for Detling, Jim) Detling, Jim
Biology
james.detling@colostate.edu
website
Plant-herbivore interactions, grassland ecology, global change effects, physiological plant ecology
(Image for Doherty, Paul) Doherty, Paul
FWCB
paul.doherty@colostate.edu
website
Population and community ecology
Dwire, Kate
USFS-RMRS
(FRS )
kadwire@fs.fed.us
Riparian ecology: 1) Distribution of riparian plant species (including invasive species) and communities in relation to disturbance and hydrologic, climatic and geomorphic variables; (2) Effects of prescribed and natural fire on stream-riparian processes and biota; (3) Large wood dynamics in Rocky Mountain streams; influence of management and disturbance; (4) Organic matter dynamics (surface and subsurface) in stream-riparian ecosystems; (5) Characterization of groundwater-dependent ecosystems (springs; riparian, alpine, and slope wetlands) in Rocky Mountain headwater basins; (6) Assessment and monitoring of stream and riparian condition; impacts of management on riparian structure and function.
Eisen, Lars
MIP
lars.eisen@colostate.edu
website
Ecology of arthropod pathogen vectors (fleas, mosquitoes and ticks); Pathogen transmission cycles involving arthropod vectors and vertebrate reservoirs/amplification hosts; Ecoepidemiology of vector-borne diseases; Spatial and spatio-temporal modeling of risk for exposure to vectors and vector-borne pathogens.
(Image for Elder, Kelly) Elder, Kelly
Geosciences
kelder@fs.fed.us
website
Snow hydrology, snowmelt modeling, snow avalanches, surface hydrology, glaciology, geomorphology.
(Image for Evangelista, Paul) Evangelista, Paul
NREL
(ESS )
paulevan@nrel.colostate.edu
website
My research interests includes invasive species, range management, predictive modeling, ecosystem services, biodiversity, wildlife management and conservation, climate change and strengthening capacity of resource managers. By design, these interests often overlap within the context of my research. Although I enjoy the opportunity to work in new ecosystems, most of my work has been conducted in semi-arid systems of the American Southwest, coniferous forests of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, rangelands of Wyoming, and the Southern highland forests of Ethiopia.
(Image for Fassnacht, Steven) Fassnacht, Steven
ESS
steven.fassnacht@colostate.edu
website
Snow hydrology; hydrological processes; snow-ecology interactions; hydrological modeling
(Image for Fausch, Kurt) Fausch, Kurt
FWCB
kurt.fausch@colostate.edu
website
Ecology and management of streams, fish, and aquatic-riparian food webs.
(Image for Fedy, Brad) Fedy, Brad
NREL
(FWCB , ESS)
bfedy@uwaterloo.ca
website
My research examines factors that influence fitness of animal populations at multiple scales - from genes to landscapes. The impetus for most of my research emerges from important conservations issues; however, I also endeavor to answer general ecological questions to improve concepts and theory in ecology and evolution. I focus on questions examining Habitat Selection, Landscape Genetics, Population Trends, and Social Behavior.
(Image for Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria) Fernandez-Gimenez, Maria
FRS
maria.fernandez-gimenez@colostate.edu
website
Rangeland ecology & management; community-based natural resource management; monitoring & adaptive management; pastoral development
(Image for Fisher, Chris) Fisher, Chris
Anthropology
ctfisher@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Mesoamerican archaeology and ethnohistory, regional analysis, prehispanic agriculture, land-use, landscape archaeology, geoarchaeology intensification and resilience
(Image for Flather, Curt) Flather, Curt
USFS-RMRS
(FWCB )
cflather@fs.fed.us
website
My personal research assignment has been to develop and evaluate methodologies for quantifying and predicting wildlife population and community response to changes in land cover, land use, critical habitats, and disturbances (including climate change) at broad geographic scales. The results from these studies are intended to inform Forest Service land management planning activities.
(Image for Florant, Greg) Florant, Greg
Biology
florant@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Physiological ecology, animal adaptation to environments, regulation of food intake and body mass, hibernation
(Image for Friedman, Jonathan) Friedman, Jonathan
USGS
(Geosciences )
friedmanj@usgs.gov
website
Fluvial geomorphology and riparian plant ecology; invasive plants, phenology, and climate change; dendrochronology
(Image for Funk, Chris) Funk, Chris
Biology
chris.funk@colostate.edu
website
Conservation genomics and evolutionary ecology of vertebrates and stream insects. Current projects include: (1) conservation genomics of endangered species; (2) the effects of gene flow on adaptation, fitness, and population dynamics; and (3) the vulnerability of stream organisms to climate change."
(Image for Galvin, Kathy) Galvin, Kathy
Anthropology
(NREL )
kathleen.galvin@colostate.edu
website
Human ecology and human adaptability, human dimensions of global environmental change, arid and semiarid ecosystems, pastoralism, household economics, diet and nutrition, Africa, Central Asia.
(Image for Gao, Wei) Gao, Wei
ESS
(NREL )
wei.gao@colostate.edu
website
Atmospheric/vegetation canopy radiation transfer modeling, UV (ultraviolet) radiation, UV radiation and other climate stress factors influences on plants, satellite remote sensing, impact of climate change and regional climate modeling/ecosystem modeling.
(Image for Ghalambor, Cameron) Ghalambor, Cameron
Biology
cameron1@lamar.colostate.edu
website
I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in the empirical study of adaptation. My lab works on adaptive divergence in morphology, behavior, life history, and physiology of fish, birds, and aquatic insects. A common theme in our work is to partition phenotypic variation into its genetic and environmental components, thus we are very interested in the ecological and evolutionary implications of phenotypic plasticity. We conduct fieldwork in freshwater streams, forests, and scrub habitats in both temperate and tropical environments, and carry out lab-based experiments. Our current projects include studies of adaptive divergence in Trinidadian guppies, birds on the California Channel Islands, and aquatic insects in Colorado and Ecuador.
(Image for Glantz, Mica) Glantz, Mica
Anthropology
Mica.Glantz@colostate.edu
website
My research interests include Late Pleistocene hominin paleobiology, Neandertal biogeography, dental anthropology, Central Asian Paleolithic archaeology, and the origins of Homo sapiens. I have worked in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan over the past ten years, documenting the Paleolithic occupation of the region and investigating the unique landscape attributes of the region and their impact on Late Pleistocene hominin lineages. Presently, I am developing a new research focus on GIS and Neandertal biogeography.
(Image for Goldstein, Joshua) Goldstein, Joshua
HDNR
joshua.goldstein@colostate.edu
website
My interests cut across the interdisciplinary fields of ecosystem services, conservation finance, and ecological economics to explore novel pathways to align economic forces with conservation. My research combines economic and ecological approaches to guide investment strategies to conserve biodiversity and supply ecosystem services.
(Image for Gooseff, Mike) Gooseff, Mike
CEE
mgooseff@engr.colostate.edu
website
--nutrient dynamics in aquatic ecosystems, particularly in regard to stream-groundwater interactions --polar ecosystem response to change; I work in the McMurdo Dry Valleys on an LTER project and at Toolik Field Station in the Arctic. --hydrologic influence on ecosystem function and change --ecological engineering
(Image for Graff, Gregory) Graff, Gregory
ARE
gregory.graff@colostate.edu
website
The economics of innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture, where the positive and negative ecological impacts of new technologies can be a major driver and/or a major constraint
(Image for Ham, Jay) Ham, Jay
SCS
jay.ham@colostate.edu
website
Environmental physics and micrometeorology; long-term CO2 and H2O flux monitoring by eddy covariance; global climate change and field-scale carbon budgets; instrumentation development; soil-plant-water relations; and effects of animal feeding operations on air and water quality
(Image for Hoag, Dana) Hoag, Dana
ARE
dhoag@colostate.edu
Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy: focus on modeling bio-physical systems, managers and policy makers related to private and public conflicts between commercial production and provision or protection of ecosystem services.
(Image for Hobbs, Tom) Hobbs, Tom
ESS
(NREL )
tom.hobbs@colostate.edu
website
My work focusses on population ecology of large mammals. I also seek to understand how mammalian herbivores influence process in communities and ecosystems. All of my work combines models of ecological processes with data to gain insight.
(Image for Hoke, Kim) Hoke, Kim
Biology
kim.hoke@colostate.edu
My research interests include plant-herbivore interactions, the ecology and management of semi-arid rangelands, and conservation biology. My current research examines interactions among cattle, prescribed fire, and prairie dogs in the western Great Plains, and the effects of these disturbance processes on vegetation heterogeneity and native grassland birds.
(Image for Holtzer, Tom) Holtzer, Tom
BSPM
tholtzer@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Population dynamics, behavior, and biological control of insects; Integrated Pest Management (IPM); ecology and management of invasive species; sustainable agriculture; and management of dryland cropping systems
(Image for Hooten, Mevin) Hooten, Mevin
USGS
(FWCB , Statistics)
mevin.hooten@colostate.edu
website
Spatial, Temporal, and Spatio-Temporal Ecological Modeling using Bayesian Methods and Hierarchical Models
Hubbard, Robert
USFS-RMRS
rhubbard@fs.fed.us
Physical and biological controls on vegetation water use and the influence of vegetation on site water balance; plant water relations and the effects of hydraulic constraints on tree and forest productivity; the effects of disturbance on ecosystem water and carbon cycling.
(Image for Hufbauer, Ruth) Hufbauer, Ruth
BSPM
hufbauer@lamar.colostate.edu
website
I am an evolutionary ecologist who works mainly on plant-insect interactions, biological invasions, and biological control. I address fundamental questions regarding population founding, extinction, and adaptation using Tribolium flour beetles as a model system. In addition, my students and I work in the field and greenhouse largely on invasive plants, their herbivores and pollinators.
(Image for Huyvaert, Kate) Huyvaert, Kate
FWCB
kate.huyvaert@colostate.edu
website
Wildlife disease ecology; application of field and laboratory techniques to questions in population biology, behavioral ecology, and wildlife conservation, particularly with tropical seabirds.
(Image for Jacobi, William) Jacobi, William
BSPM
(FRS )
william.jacobi@colostate.edu
website
Forest and shade tree pathology, epidemiology, susceptibility to cankers & other fungal diseases, interactions meteorological, and site factors.
(Image for Johnson, Brett) Johnson, Brett
FWCB
brett.johnson@colostate.edu
website
Trophic interactions in aquatic ecosystems, limnology and water quality, contaminant bioaccumulation, fisheries management, bioenergetics, population dynamics.
(Image for Johnston, Danielle) Johnston, Danielle
CPW
(FRS )
danielle.bilyeu@state.co.us
I am interested in understanding anthropogenic changes to the structure and function of ecosystems, and investigating how this understanding can inform restoration of degraded ecosystems. For instance, I'm interested in how disturbances alter weed seed dispersal, and how we can manipulate seed dispersal to promote favorable restoration outcomes. I am also interested in long-term plant community development following disturbances. Current projects include a series of experiments examining restoration of oil and gas disturbances in western Colorado.
(Image for Joyce, Linda) Joyce, Linda
USFS-RMRS
(FRS )
ljoyce@fs.fed.us
website
Climate change effects on ecosystems and economic sectors, adaptation and resource management
(Image for Kampf, Stephanie) Kampf, Stephanie
ESS
stephanie.kampf@colostate.edu
website
Physical hydrology, land-atmosphere interactions, hydrologic modeling, soil moisture
(Image for Kanatous, Shane) Kanatous, Shane
Biology
shane.kanatous@colostate.edu
website
Oxygen metabolism; especially on the control and regulation of skeletal and cardiac muscle adaptations to extreme environmental conditions such as hypoxia
(Image for Kelly, Gene) Kelly, Gene
SCS
pedoiso@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Pedology, biogeochemistry, forest and range soils.
(Image for Kendall, Bill) Kendall, Bill
USGS
(FWCB )
william.kendall@colostate.edu
website
My interests are in the development, application, and evaluation of methods in quantitative ecology. Current research focuses on several areas of capture-recapture statistical methodology, the conceptual development of adaptive resource management and its application to decision problems, and population dynamics of sandhill cranes, albatross, sea turtles, and manatees.
(Image for Khosla, Raj) Khosla, Raj
SCS
raj.khosla@colostate.edu
website
Precision agriculture: management of spatially variable Agro-Ecosystems
(Image for Klein, Donald) Klein, Donald
MIP
dakspk@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Environmental microbiology, plant soil microbe interactions, metals and microbes
(Image for Klein, Julia) Klein, Julia
ESS
julia.klein@colostate.edu
website
My research examines how grassland and alpine ecosystems are responding to global changes and human activities, including climate warming, extreme weather events, and changing grazing management practices.
(Image for Knapp, Alan) Knapp, Alan
Biology
(GDPE )
aknapp@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Plant ecology, physiological ecology, grasslands, global change, plants and herbivores, ecosystem and community ecology.
(Image for Knight, Rick) Knight, Rick
HDNR
richard.knight@colostate.edu
website
I''m interested in land use and land health issues. All lands and waters have human footprints. The challenges in the years ahead are to ensure these footprints are sustainable.
(Image for Kondratieff, Boris) Kondratieff, Boris
BSPM
boris.kondratieff@colostate.edu
website
Aquatic insect taxonomy and ecology, conservation and biodiversity of insects, forensic entomology, museum science.
(Image for Kumar, Sunil) Kumar, Sunil
NREL
(ESS )
sunil.kumar@colostate.edu
website
My current research interests are (1) spatial modeling and mapping of invasive plants, pathogens and diseases, (2) spatial modeling of threatened and endangered species distributions, (3) assessment of population vulnerability to vector-borne disease, (4) pest risk analysis, and (5) quantification of landscape spatial heterogeneity and its effects on native and non-native species and ecosystems.
(Image for LaBelle, Jason) LaBelle, Jason
Anthropology
jlabelle@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Archaeologist interested in human-environmental relationships, during periods of climatic change such as the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene and within seasonal forager transhumance between the short grass prairies and alpine tundra.
(Image for Laituri, Melinda) Laituri, Melinda
ESS
melinda.laituri@colostate.edu
website
Environmental equity, resource management, indigenous knowledge, risk, hazards, GIS.
(Image for Landolt, Gabriele) Landolt, Gabriele
Clinical Sciences
landoltg@colostate.edu
Epidemiology and ecology of animal influenza A viruses.
(Image for Lauenroth, William) Lauenroth, William
University of Wyoming
(ESS )
wlauenro@uwyo.edu
website
Plant community ecology, ecosystem ecology, and ecohydrology
(Image for Lefsky, Michael) Lefsky, Michael
ESS
michael.lefsky@colostate.edu
website
Remote sensing of vegetation structure and function
(Image for Leisz, Stephen) Leisz, Stephen
Anthropology
steve.leisz@colostate.edu
website
I utilize information derived from remote sensed data (satellite imagery and historical airphotos) and fieldwork and focus on rural and peri-urban smallholder farming system transitions, related land use / land cover changes, impacts on ecosystems and policy. Geographically my focus has been Southeast Asia, Melanesia and sub-Saharan Africa. See http://anthropology.colostate.edu/pages/faculty/leisz.aspx.
(Image for Liston, Glen) Liston, Glen
Atmospheric Science
liston@cira.colostate.edu
website
My professional focus has been the research and parameterization of land-surface hydrology, vegetation, and boundary layer processes for local- regional- and global-scale land-atmosphere interaction models operating at climate, and shorter, time scales.
(Image for Lockwood, Dale) Lockwood, Dale
Biology
dale.lockwood@colostate.edu
website
My research interests fall into two categories, theoretical population modeling with an emphasis on complex dynamics and spatial dynamics and ecological genetics as they pertain to conservation biology.
(Image for Loomis, John) Loomis, John
ARE
john.loomis@colostate.edu
website
I teach and do research on recreation and environmental valuation including ecosystem services, threatened and endangered species, forests, and public lands.
(Image for Magennis, Ann) Magennis, Ann
Anthropology
Ann.Magennis@colostate.edu
website
Human ecology and human adaptability in contemporary and past human populations. Specifically, my interests are in public health, particularly maternal and child health, and infectious disease. In addition, I am interested in food security and the role that women play in maintaining food security in the household.
(Image for Manfredo, Mike) Manfredo, Mike
HDNR
michael.manfredo@colostate.edu
website
Application of social sciences to natural resource issues with emphasis on theory building and improving the application of social science to decision-making.
(Image for Martin, Patrick) Martin, Patrick
HLA
patrick.martin@colostate.edu
website
The ecology and dynamics of landscapes: tropical montane forests, exotic plant invasions, and climate change–combining field data with spatially-explicit models and remote sensing in the study of forests dynamics
(Image for McKay, John) McKay, John
BSPM
jkmckay@colostate.edu
website
We study the study the ecological and molecular genetic mechanisms of adaptation in plants. For environmental factors such as temperature and drought, this requires identifying the traits, QTL, genes and transcripts involved in the production of adaptive phenotypes. In addition, this research will seek to identify how plants sense environmental conditions and activate regulatory networks that underlie adaptive mechanisms.
(Image for Meiman, Paul) Meiman, Paul
FRS
paul.meiman@colostate.edu
website
Invasive plant ecology and management, plant community dynamics, domestic livestock grazing, ecology and mangement of riparian systems, plant herbivore interations, exurban development.
(Image for Merritt, David) Merritt, David
USDA
(Geosciences , Biology, NREL)
dmmerritt@fs.fed.us
I am interested in riparian plant ecology and the physical processes that support diverse native plant communities along rivers. Much of my work is focused on understanding the linkages between streamflow, groundwater, and fluvial processes and how they influence riparian plant community structure and function. Examining the effects of human-caused flow alteration and fragmentation of metapopulations and metacommunities along rivers has been a major research focus of mine over the past decade.
Miller, Mike
CPW
(MIP )
mike.miller@state.co.us
Ecology and management of infectious and parasitic diseases of free-ranging wildlife populations
(Image for Moore, Chet) Moore, Chet
MIP
(BSPM )
chester.moore@colostate.edu
website
Ecology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases; alien and invasive disease vectors.
(Image for Moore, Janice) Moore, Janice
Biology
pillbug@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Ecology and evolution of parasites; parasite-induced behavioral alterations
(Image for Moore, John) Moore, John
ESS
(NREL )
john.moore@colostate.edu
website
My research interests have taken two directions - theoretical and applied ecology, and education and outreach. As an ecologist my research has focused on the analysis of complex systems, with an emphasis on the biological and biogeochemical interactions in soils.
(Image for Morisette, Jeff) Morisette, Jeff
USGS
(ESS )
morisettej@usgs.gov
website
Application of multi-resolution and time series satellite imagery to ecological and climate studies.
(Image for Muths, Erin) Muths, Erin
FWCB
muthse@usgs.gov
website
Amphibian conservation is a main focus of much of my research. I am interested in population demography and host -pathogen dynamics in native amphibians and in extending our research findings to other similar ecosystems to look for patterns that may contribute to our understanding of amphibian decline. I have field projects in the Rocky Mountain West and work with colleagues from Wyoming to Spain. My work at USGS is an integral part of the Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI).
(Image for Myrick, Chris) Myrick, Chris
FWCB
chris.myrick@colostate.edu
website
Our laboratory uses a variety of laboratory and field-based fish physiology tools to address applied research questions in fisheries biology, freshwater ecology, invasion ecology, and global climate change.
(Image for Naug, Dhruba) Naug, Dhruba
Biology
dhruba@lamar.colostate.edu
website
I am broadly interested in Behavioral and Cognitive ecology, specifically in social dynamics, decision-making, and host-parasite interactions, answering such questions with honeybees as a model.
(Image for Neuwald, Jennifer) Neuwald, Jennifer
GDPE
jennifer.neuwald@colostate.edu
My research focuses on using population genetic and genomic tools to answer questions in evolutionary ecology and conservation biology. Specifically, I study how the interaction between an organism and its environment influences, and can be detected by, changes in the genome. Projects that I am currently engaged in include (1) effects of forest fires on collared lizards, (2) range expansion in vampire bats (with NWRC), (3) developing ecogenomic tools for grouse conservation (with USGS), and (4) ecogenomics of temperature dependent sex determination in turtles.
(Image for Noon, Barry) Noon, Barry
FWCB
barry.noon@colostate.edu
website
Population ecology of terrestrial vertebrates; conservation planning for threatened and endangered species; environmental monitoring; the interface between science and land-use policy.
(Image for Norton, Andrew) Norton, Andrew
BSPM
apnorton@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Ecology and evolution of pests (including arthropods, weeds and pathogens) and their natural enemies, including pest management systems.
Ocheltree, Troy
FRS
troy.ocheltree@colostate.edu
Plant ecophysiology, plant ecology, climate change, plant hydraulics and water use, responses of plants and communities to drought.
(Image for Ode, Paul) Ode, Paul
BSPM
paul.ode@colostate.edu
website
Plant-insect interactions, especially multi-trophic interactions involving plant chemistry, insect herbivores, and natural enemies.
(Image for Ogle, Steve) Ogle, Steve
ESS
(NREL )
stephen.ogle@colostate.edu
website
Dr. Stephen M. Ogle is an ecosystem research scientist focusing on large-scale assessments of land use and management impacts on biogeochemical processes. Currently, he is principle investigator on the U.S. assessment of agricultural impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, including soil C and soil N2O, which is used for both US national and international policy purposes. Dr. Ogle has worked on syntheses and reports through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, including a lead author on the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change (Mitigation Report) and the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. He serves on the scientific steering group for the US North American Carbon Program (NACP) and is co-coordinator of an intensive campaign evaluating carbon fluxes between land surfaces and atmosphere in the Mid-Continent region of North America. Dr. Ogle also works on capacity-building efforts to improve national greenhouse gas inventories associated with land use and agriculture in other regions, such as Central America and Southeast Asia.
(Image for Ojima, Dennis) Ojima, Dennis
ESS
(NREL )
dennis.ojima@colostate.edu
website
Research activities address coupled social-ecological issues related to global and regional land use and climate changes on ecosystem dynamics; emphasis on adaption strategies; studies of the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere; the impact of changes in land management on trace gas exchange; regional carbon cycle studies; and the development of a global ecosystem model.
(Image for Olea-Popelka, Francisco) Olea-Popelka, Francisco
Clinical Sciences
folea@colostate.edu
During my career as a veterinary epidemiologist, rather than focusing only on one animal species, I have chosen to study diseases at the interface of livestock, wildlife, and humans in different environments. An important component of my research philosophy is an integrated multidisciplinary approach in which many factors, such as environmental, socio-economical, cultural, and political components are considered in conjunction with the disease causal agent when addressing challenges posed by different diseases.
(Image for Oyler-McCance, Sara) Oyler-McCance, Sara
USGS
(ESS )
soyler@usgs.gov
website
I have used molecular genetic techniques to address wildlife management issues including assessing taxonomic uncertainty, documenting population structure, investigating landscape genetic variation, and using DNA as an individual tag for mark-recapture studies. I have studied numerous taxa have worked extensively on grouse genetics.
(Image for Parton, Bill) Parton, Bill
NREL
(FRS )
william.parton@colostate.edu
website
Ecological modeling, atmosphere-biosphere interactions.
(Image for Paschke, Mark) Paschke, Mark
FRS
mark.paschke@colostate.edu
website
Ecology and restoration of disturbed ecosystems, soil ecology, biology of Frankia and actinorhizal plants, plant-microbe interactions.
(Image for Paustian, Keith) Paustian, Keith
NREL
(SCS )
keith.paustian@colostate.edu
website
Soil ecology and ecosystem biogeochemistry, particularly as it relates to management effects on soil processes governing organic matter and nutrient dynamics.
(Image for Pejchar, Liba) Pejchar, Liba
FWCB
liba.pejchar@colostate.edu
website
Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology, Avian Ecology
(Image for Pepin, Kim) Pepin, Kim
APHIS-USDA
(Biology )
Kim.M.Pepin@aphis.usda.gov
website
Quantitative biology focused on wildlife disease surveillance/control strategies and wildlife management. Some specific aims are to: 1) identify drivers of disease transmission, 2) predict disease dynamics in wildlife and livestock populations, 3) assess disease risk at the wildlife-human and wildlife-livestock interfaces and 4) develop population models for adaptive management of wildlife populations.
(Image for Perry, Laura) Perry, Laura
USGS
(Biology )
lperry@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Effects of global change (elevated CO2, climate change, nitrogen pollution, biological invasion) on riparian and wetland plant communities; and long-term, ecology-based strategies for restoring disturbed riparian and wetland communities. My current research is focused on effects of elevated CO2, climate change, and changes in streamflow on native riparian tree recruitment.
(Image for Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth) Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth
Biology
epsmits@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Ecological aspects of plant selenium hyperaccumulation, phytoremediation, plant nutrition.
(Image for Poff, LeRoy) Poff, LeRoy
Biology
(GDPE )
N.Poff@colostate.edu
website
Aquatic community ecology; species, community and ecosystem responses to environmental alteration in streams and rivers; conservation and sustainability of streams and rivers under rapid global change.
(Image for Qian, Yaling) Qian, Yaling
HLA
yaling.qian@colostate.edu
website
Soil-plant-water relations; urban grassland ecophysiology; soil carbon dynamics in turfgrass systems; impacts of water reuse in urban landscapes.
(Image for Ramirez, Jorge) Ramirez, Jorge
CEE
ramirez@engr.colostate.edu
website
Eco-hydrology, hydrometerology and water resources.
(Image for Reardon, Ken) Reardon, Ken
CBE
reardon@engr.colostate.edu
Microbial ecology, with applications in bioenergy and environmental biotechnology
Reed, Bob
USGS
(FWCB )
reedr@usgs.gov
website
Herpetology, invasive species biology, snake ecology
(Image for Reich, Robin) Reich, Robin
FRS
robin.reich@colostate.edu
website
Application of spatial statistics to natural and environmental resource problems.
(Image for Reid, Robin) Reid, Robin
CCC
(ESS , NREL)
robin.reid@colostate.edu
website
I am broadly interested in ecological and social sustainability. More specifically, I am interested in how pastoral / ranching systems function in drylands around the world, both ecologically and socially. I am also interested in collaborative conservation, how it works and how it could work better. New research interests include environmental governance and environmental markets.
(Image for Reynolds, Richard) Reynolds, Richard
USDA
(FWCB )
rreynolds@fs.fed.us
website
My research goals are to conduct long-term investigations into relationships between species'' demographies and their habitats with the objective of identifying habitat characteristics that distinguish high quality (source) from low quality (sink) habitats. Currently I am focusing on avian predators and their food webs in Southwest forested ecosystems.
Rhoades, Chuck
USFS-RMRS
(FRS )
crhoades@fs.fed.us
website
Biogeochemistry of subalpine forest watersheds, evaluating nutrient cycling linkages between upland, riparian, and aquatic ecosystems. Interested in the implications of natural disturbance, such as fire and insects, and land management on nitrogen and carbon retention and loss from headwater catchments.
(Image for Rocca, Monique) Rocca, Monique
ESS
monique.rocca@colostate.edu
website
My interests are in research and teaching in the fields of fire ecology and management, forest restoration, plant community ecology, and landscape dynamics. My research addresses current issues affecting ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains and across the United States including fuel reduction treatments, bark beetle disturbances, invasive species, and climate change.
(Image for Romme, Bill) Romme, Bill
NREL
william.romme@colostate.edu
website
Fire effects on communities & ecosystems, fire history, landscape dynamics, vegetation patterns.
(Image for Root, Jeff) Root, Jeff
NWRC
(MIP )
jeff.root@aphis.usda.gov
website
Wildlife disease ecology, epidemiology, mammalogy, and population ecology.
(Image for Ryan, Michael) Ryan, Michael
ESS
mike.ryan@colostate.edu
website
Carbon cycling in forest ecosystems and whole tree physiology, including 1) tree physiology and ecosystem process change with tree age; 2) carbon allocation and effects of climate change on carbon allocation, productivity and tree mortality; 3) the link between plant respiration and productivity; 4) ecosystem respiration, soil carbon and nitrogen interactions, and decomposition of soil carbon.
(Image for Sanderson, John) Sanderson, John
The Nature Conservancy
(Biology )
jsanderson@tnc.org
website
The role of hydrology in the conservation of freshwater species and ecosystems, freshwater conservation planning, wetland ecology, and evapotranspiration.
(Image for Savidge, Julie) Savidge, Julie
FWCB
julie.savidge@colostate.edu
website
Impacts and management of exotic species; conservation biology; wildlife ecology
(Image for Schimel, Dave) Schimel, Dave
NCAR
(FRS )
schimel@ucar.edu
website
Ecosystem ecology, global biogeochemical cycles.
(Image for Schipanski, Meagan) Schipanski, Meagan
SCS
meagan.schipanski@colostate.edu
website
Our agroecology research group applies concepts from ecology and biogeochemistry to study nutrient cycling and soil organic matter dynamics within cropping systems from rhizosphere to global scales using on-farm, experiment station, greenhouse, and modeling experiments. Through multi-disciplinary collaborations and by placing this research within broader social and economic contexts, our goal is the development of more sustainable food systems.
Schoettle, Anna
USFS-RMRS
(BSPM )
aschoettle@fs.fed.us
website
Plant ecophysiology, treeline, conifer architecture, carbon allocation, white pine ecology (limber, bristlecone and whitebark pines), tree establishment after fire.
Schultz, Courtney
FRS
courtney.schultz@colostate.edu
website
I am an assistant professor of natural resource and forest policy, and my broad interests are in the areas of adaptive governance, policy learning, and science-policy studies. I have conducted research on the intersection of science, policy and law in several major areas, including large-scale wildlife conservation planning and the development of monitoring and adaptive management plans by federal agencies in various contexts. Currently I'm studying landscape-scale, forest restoration projects and am interested in whether and how learning, innovation, and policy change take place. In this context, my graduate students and I are looking at how monitoring/adaptive management programs are designed, how science is used to inform restoration programs, and how federal agencies and local communities work together to accomplish large-scale, collaborative, and adaptive planning and implementation.
(Image for Schweiger, Billy) Schweiger, Billy
NPS
(FRS )
Billy_Schweiger@nps.gov
website
Development of rigorous, ecologically and statistically relevant long term monitoring and assessment approaches for protected areas like national parks.
(Image for Scott, Mike) Scott, Mike
USGS
(FRS )
scottm@usgs.gov
website
Biology and ecology of cottonwood and other western riparian species. I am also involved in efforts to develop a predictive understanding of how western riparian vegetation responds to human-induced changes in stream and groundwater hydrology, and related channel processes.
(Image for Seidl, Andrew) Seidl, Andrew
ARE
aseidl@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Economics of land use planning and ag land/open space preservation, agricultural and environmental policy analysis, natural resource based economic development, tourism and Latin America.
Shafroth, Patrick
USGS
(FWCB )
shafrothp@usgs.gov
website
My research is focused on understanding relationships between surface and ground-water hydrology, fluvial processes, and the dynamics of native and alien riparian vegetation, primarily in semi-arid and arid systems. This research is often conducted in the applied context of riparian ecosystem restoration, including management of streamflow from dams (environmental flows), dam removal, and active revegetation. New research topics include predicting effects of climate change on streamflow and, consequently, on riparian vegetation, and the effects of the biological control of saltcedar on riparian vegetation dynamics.
(Image for Sherman (Pickering), Kathy) Sherman (Pickering), Kathy
Anthropology
kathleen.sherman@colostate.edu
website
I am interested in Indigenous peoples and natural resource management issues, including collaborative co-management, interactions with national parks, and access to and management of subsistence resources.
(Image for Sibold, Jason) Sibold, Jason
Anthropology
jason.sibold@colostate.edu
website
I am a geographer with research interests centered on understanding natural and anthropogenic drivers of forest eocsystem dynamics and change, with the goal of aiding forest ecosystem management, restoration and conservation. More specifically, I am interested in the influences of physical landscapes, biological characteristics, climate variability, and human land-use history on spatiotemporal patterns of fire and insect outbreaks and resulting forest landscape.
(Image for Skagen, Susan) Skagen, Susan
USGS
(FWCB )
skagens@usgs.gov
website
Western North America landbird and shorebird migration systems; climate change and agricultural impacts on interior prairies and wetlands and their associated avifauna.
(Image for Sloan, Dan) Sloan, Dan
Biology
dan.sloan@colostate.edu
website
I am interested in evolutionary processes at the genomic level, particularly in the context of intimate symbiotic relationships, including interactions between organelles and the nucleus in eukaryotic cells and between insects and their endosymbiotic bacteria.
(Image for Smith, Skip) Smith, Skip
FRS
fwsmith@colostate.edu
Forest stand dynamics
(Image for Smith, Melinda) Smith, Melinda
Biology
melinda.smith@colostate.edu
My research focuses on understanding the consequences of human-caused global changes, especially the impacts of climatic changes, biological invasions, eutrophication (e.g., increased N deposition), and altered disturbance regimes for biodiversity and ecosystem structure and function. Within this context, my research addresses questions about the functional roles of species in ecosystems, the causes and impacts of loss and gain of genetic and species diversity, the factors that influence species coexistence and patterns of species abundance, and the relative strength of bottom-up (resources) vs. top-down (consumers) controls in structuring communities. My research employs a mixture of empirical approaches (observational, experimental, comparative and synthetic) and utilizes C4-dominated grasslands as experimentally tractable and dynamic model systems.
(Image for Snodgrass, Jeffrey) Snodgrass, Jeffrey
Anthropology
jeffrey.snodgrass@colostate.edu
website
I am most interested to understand how culture-specific relations to natural environments facilitate or compromise human health and well-being. In India, I am currently working to understand how deforestation and loss of access to forest spaces and resources - for example, through the establishment of wildlife preserves - impact indigenous systems of health and healing. In addition, I research the religious and political dimensions of indigenous peoples'' resource use. I employ cognitive anthropological and political ecological approaches in much of my work.
(Image for Steingraeber, David) Steingraeber, David
Biology
dsteingr@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Ecological plant morphology
(Image for Steltzer, Heidi) Steltzer, Heidi
Fort Lewis College
(FRS )
heidi.steltzer@colostate.edu
website
I am interested in characterizing the effects of global environmental changes on vegetation and the consequent effects of changes in vegetation on biogeochemical cycles and the ecosystem services that plants provide for human well-being. In particular, I''m interested in changes to the cycling and availability of carbon, nitrogen, and water in western U.S. and Arctic ecosystems.
(Image for Stohlgren, Tom) Stohlgren, Tom
USGS
(ESS , NREL)
thomas.stohlgren@colostate.edu
website
I save the world every day with research and teaching in Invasion ecology, ecological forecasting, study design, and scaling issues.
(Image for Stromberger, Mary) Stromberger, Mary
SCS
mary.stromberger@colostate.edu
website
I study microbial communities and their ecosystem services, the abiotic and biotic factors that regulate microbial species abundance, diversity and activity, and the spatial and temporal scales over which microbial ecosystem services occur.
(Image for Swift, David) Swift, David
NREL
david.swift@colostate.edu
website
Systems ecology, animal ecology and nutrition, human ecology, simulation modeling.
(Image for Theobald, Dave) Theobald, Dave
FWCB
davet@csp-inc.org
website
Landscape ecology, conservation biology, land use changes, GIS, conservation planning
(Image for Thilmany, Dawn) Thilmany, Dawn
ARE
thilmany@lamar.colostate.edu
website
My research program looks at the intersection of consumer behavior, sustainable agriculture and food choices and entrepreneurial strategies made by agriculture and food businesses to compete through their shared values with customers. So, through showing what are the main drivers of consumer food choices, including their willingness to pay, it informs the decisions of those who may seek to serve that customer base, most often because their preferred production approach is aligned with the same values (ie saving farmland, organic production, more localized supply chains). There are very often ecology implications from such strategies.
(Image for Vercauteren, Kurt) Vercauteren, Kurt
USDA
(MIP )
kurt.c.vercauteren@aphis.usda.gov
website
My research broadly addresses human-wildlife conflict and wildlife damage management. I focus on applied studies relative to rabies, ungulate disease management, and the interface between wildlife and domestic animals.
(Image for Vieira, Nicole) Vieira, Nicole
FWCB
nicole.vieira@colostate.edu
Aquatic ecology and fishery sciences; water quality standards, policies and regulations; CERCLA Superfund and Natural Resource Damage Assessment implementation; impacts of mine pollution to benthic invertebrates and trout fisheries; stream restoration; monitoring after watershed-level disturbances such as fire and chemical spills.
(Image for Vivanco, Jorge) Vivanco, Jorge
HLA
j.vivanco@colostate.edu
website
Our laboratory studies the interactions between roots and soil organisms at different levels of complexity. Recently we have focused our attention on understanding the interactions between roots and the soil microbiome.
(Image for von Fischer, Joe) von Fischer, Joe
Biology
jcvf@lamar.colostate.edu
website
Microbial ecology; terrestrial biogeochemistry; ecosystems ecology; plant-soil microbe interactions; greenhouse gases; climate change; stable isotopes; climate-biology interactions; paleoclimate
Walker, Brett
CPW
(FWCB )
brett.walker@state.co.us
website
My current research focuses on conservation, population monitoring, and management issues for birds, with particular emphasis on sagebrush-grassland ecosystems and issues surrounding energy development. I also have experience with and an interest in population monitoring, behavioral ecology, migration stopover ecology, and molt ecology of terrestrial birds.
(Image for Wall, Diana) Wall, Diana
Biology
(SoGES )
diana@colostate.edu
website
Soil nematode biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, soil ecology, desert ecosystems; plant-parasite interactions, Antartica.
(Image for Wallenstein, Matt) Wallenstein, Matt
ESS
matthew.wallenstein@colostate.edu
website
I am primarily interested in the role of microbial communities in soil process response to global change. My research combines biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, and soil ecology.
(Image for Walters, David) Walters, David
USGS
(FWCB )
waltersd@usgs.gov
website
My research investigates three broadly related themes: human impacts on aquatic ecosystems, food webs, and aquatic-riparian linkages. An overarching goal of this research is to separate natural and human sources of variation influencing aquatic habitats, their biological communities, and their ecosystem processes. Recently, I have focused on contaminant effects on aquatic-riparian linkages, contaminant accumulation in food webs, and interactions between native and invasive fishes.
(Image for Ward, Sarah) Ward, Sarah
SCS
sarah.ward@colostate.edu
website
Population genetics and biology of weedy and invasive plants.
(Image for Waskom, Reagan) Waskom, Reagan
CSUWC
(SCS , CEE)
Reagan.Waskom@colostate.edu
website
Interested in all aspects of freshwater science, policy and management.
(Image for Webb, Colleen) Webb, Colleen
Biology
(Mathematics )
colleen.webb@colostate.edu
website
Theoretical evolutionary ecology, disease ecology and trait-based approaches in ecology.
White, Gary
FWCB
gary.white@colostate.edu
website
Analysis of population data, estimation of population parameters, quantitative ecology.
(Image for Wilson, Ken) Wilson, Ken
FWCB
kenneth.wilson@colostate.edu
website
Wildlife ecology and conservation biology, especially related to impacts of human activities on wildlife, population ecology especially of small mammals, and understanding patterns of species richness and our ability to predict species distributions across the landscape.
(Image for Winkelman, Dana) Winkelman, Dana
FWCB
dana.winkelman@colostate.edu
website
My primary interest is fish population ecology. Currently, my students and I are working on the effects of exogenous estrogens on fish population dynamics, reintroducing whirling disease resistant trout to Colorado streams, and evaluating the distribution and abundance of native fishes in the White River.
(Image for Wittemyer, George) Wittemyer, George
FWCB
g.wittemyer@colostate.edu
website
My research interests are focused on the factors (ecological variation, human impacts, landscape structure) influencing ecosystems and the manner in which species respond to these influences, with the ultimate aim of providing empirical based information and strategies to address the many conservation challenges we face today.
(Image for Wohl, Ellen) Wohl, Ellen
Geosciences
ellen.wohl@colostate.edu
website
Fluvial geomorphology