Alex is working on a field and greenhouse project focused on the propagation and out-planting of a rare plant (Penstemon albomarginatus) in the eastern Mojave Desert, informing potential management efforts for the threatened species. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Lesley DeFalco at USGS-WERC.
Brittany is working to create spatially explicit models of phenotypic traits of bluebunch wheatgrass by utilizing field and geospatial data. These predictive models will aid in quick, optimal selection of plant materials during long-term breeding programs. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Steve Larson and Dr. Alex Hernandez at the USDA-ARS.
Sofia Koutzoukis, PhD, (2023): “A fine-scale understanding of sagebrush islands to improve restoration outcomes in the Intermountain West”
Liz Bailey, MS (2021): "Transplanting mature mountain big sagebrush plants yields high first-year survival in former agricultural lands"
Kyle Nehring, MS (2021): "Interactive effects of soil and browsing on big sagebrush: implications for restoration success"
Merran Owen, MS (2020; co-advised with Dr. Tom Monaco): "Effects of biocrust development on establishment of native plants in a salt desert system"
Eric LaMalfa, (Quinney Fellow), PhD (2018): “Fire-herbivory interactions in an East African savanna: effects on Acacia drepanolobium and the demographic bottleneck”
Brittany Duncan, MS (2018; co-advised with Dr. Karin Kettenring): “Impacts of cattle grazing as a tool to control Phragmites australis in wetlands on nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon”
Lacey Wilder, MS (2016; co-advised with Dr. Tom Monaco): "Assessment of restoration seedings on Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative project sites"
Rebecca Mann, MS (2016): “Intraspecific variation in the response of Elymus elymoides to competition from Bromus tectorum”
Maike Holthuijzen (NSF Graduate Research Fellow), MS (2015): “Grass-shrub spatial associations over precipitation and grazing gradients in the Great Basin”
Abdullahi Ali (2017-2022)
Corinna Riginos (2016 - 2017)
Huiqin He (2015 - 2016; co-advised with Dr. Tom Monaco)
Lin Liu (2014 - 2015; co-advised with Dr. Tom Monaco)
Elise Riley (2019 - 2021; co-advised with Dr. Julia Burton)
Amberlee Burrows (2016)
Justin Taylor (2015 - 2017; co-advised with Dr. Juan Villalba & Dr. Eric Thacker)
Lacey Wilder (2015)
Sara Germain (2014 - 2016)
Trec Reed (2014 - 2015)
Hope Braithwaite (2013 - 2015; co-advised with Dr. Juan Villalba & Dr. Eric Thacker)
Tim Bateman (2013 - 2015; co-advised with Dr. Juan Villalba & Dr. Eric Thacker)
Brittany Duncan (2013-2014)