Lauren Baur

I am originally from Boulder, CO, and got my BS in Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle. I spent five years working for the National Park Service, doing invasive plant management and vegetation monitoring in several national park units in the Rockies and northern great plains. I've also been a research associate at CSU since April 2013, working on research conducted by Dr. Melinda Smith and Dr. Alan Knapp investigating the effects of drought and other climate extremes, grazing and fire on grassland plant communities. As a master's student in Dr. Smith's lab, I plan to study some aspect of the relationship between grassland plant communities and large grazers such as bison and cattle.