CSU Biodiversity Researchers

Researchers from across the CSU community working on issues of biodiversity. Fill out this form to join the list!

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Barry Noon

In collaboration with my graduate students and post-docs, my research focuses on conservation planning for threatened and endangered species; science-based management of public lands to conserve biological diversity; population dynamics and viability analyses for at-risk species; and vertebrate demography and life history. For over three decades my research has emphasized the management of forest ecosystems to sustain biological diversity with a particular focus on spotted owls and other imperiled species.

Merlyn Paulson

Merlyn Paulson, FASLA, Professor, is a land architect and environmental planner and recognized expert in the geo-spatial analysis (GIS) and simulation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-related development alternatives in ecologically sensitive landscapes.

Liba Pejchar

Liba Pejchar is an Associate Professor and Conservation Scientist at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on protecting and restoring biodiversity and ecosystem function in the places where people live and work. Among other projects, she and her students study the conservation of Hawaiian honeycreepers, seed dispersal in New Zealand, bison reintroduction in Colorado and the effects of energy and housing development on birds and mammals.

N. LeRoy Poff

N. LeRoy Poff is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. He received his PhD in 1989 from CSU and was a research scientist at the University of Maryland and at Trout Unlimited until 1997, when he returned to CSU. His area of research is freshwater ecology, and he is particularly interested in the effects of human modification of natural hydrologic regimes on the stream and river ecosystems.

Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed is an Associate Conservation Scientist with the North America Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society and an Affiliate Faculty member in the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. Sarah’s research investigates how human development patterns and land use practices affect wildlife and biodiversity. She combines landscape-level field experiments with spatial modeling and policy analysis to examine species' responses to residential development, recreation, motor vehicle noise, and other human activities.

Meagan Schipanski

Our research group focuses on how shifting spatial and temporal plant diversity within agroecosystems influences multiple ecosystem functions. We primarily focus on nutrient cycling and organic matter dynamics within cropping systems from rhizosphere to global scales using on-farm, experiment station, greenhouse, and modeling experiments.

Andrew Seidl

Andrew Seidl has been Professor & Public Policy Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University since 1997. Seidl works in communities that feature unique natural wealth to identify strategies for local people to use to improve management decisions, capture economic benefits and encourage environmental stewardship.

Arathi Seshadri

Trained in evolutionary ecology and behavioral ecology, I am interested in plant-pollinator interactions, honeybee behavior and pollinator conservation in agroecosystems.

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Kate Shoenecker

Kate Schoenecker has conducted research on ungulate ecology for 19 years for the U.S. Geological Survey and leads the Ungulate Ecology Project. She has a collaborative research program and an Affiliate Faculty position in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Colorado State University.

Jane Stewart

I am an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology in the Department of Agricultural Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University. I received her Master’s Degree in forestry from the University of Vermont and her PhD in plant pathology from Washington State University. I've also held postdoctoral positions at the USDA ARS Horticultural Research Lab in Corvallis, OR, and the Dept. of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia.


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