David Scott

I graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in Geography where my studies focused around climate, mountain environments and biogeography especially in the coast redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada, CA and the Central Andes. I have worked on projects involving the cushion plant llareta (Azorella compacta) in the Bolivian altiplano, cold-air pooling and hydrology around Devils Postpile NM and alpine plant communities in the US, Bolivia and Peru. I am working for Jason Sibold researching the ongoing spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) outbreak in the San Juan Mountains. My current research interests focus around how patterns of disturbance are affected by competition, climate, topography and human activities.