Kari received her PhD in ecology from University of California-Davis and was a post-doc with the USGS in Corvallis, OR. She is an ecologist with broad interests, including livestock-wildlife-plant interactions, plant community ecology, grazing ecology, and restoration ecology. Current field site locations include the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau, USA, and Kenya, East Africa.
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”
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)