CSU Biodiversity Researchers

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Thomas Stohlgren

Tom Stohlgren, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, where he has held an Affiliate Faculty position since 1991. Tom is recognized as one of the top ten most productive scientists in the world in the field of biological invasions. He has published over 200 scientific papers and a textbook on methods of assessing plant diversity. He received a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from the University of California, Berkeley; Master's degree in Biology from California State University, Fresno; and, Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis.

Diana H. Wall

A soil ecologist and environmental scientist, Diana Wall is actively engaged in research exploring how life in soil (microbial and invertebrate diversity) contributes to healthy, fertile and productive soils and thus to society, and the consequences of human activities on soil globally. Her research on soil biota, particularly soil nematodes, extends from agroecosystems to arid ecosystems. Diana has spent more than 25 seasons in the Antarctic Dry Valleys examining how global changes impact soil biodiversity, ecosystem processes and ecosystem services.

Colleen Webb

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Theoretical evolutionary ecology, trait-based approaches, disease ecology, species interactions, resilience, coevolution, quantitative genetics, nonlinear dynamics, spatial models. EDUCATION Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with Statistics minor (equivalent to M.S.), “A Classification of Darwinian Extinction,” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Alexey Kondrashov, Advisor, 2001. M.S. in Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1994. B.S. in Applied Mathematics (application in Chemistry), University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1993.

George Wittemyer

I work to develop solutions to biodiversity conservation issues, aimed at ameliorating human impacts to at risk wildlife populations. My group focuses on determining how landscape, human, and climate impact demography, distribution, behavior and movement of at risk wildlife populations. We work to actively translate our research into policy actions. I serve as the Chair of the Scientific Board of Save the Elephants, a technical advisor on elephants to the Kenya Wildlife Service and on IUCN's African Elephants Specialist Group.

Ellen Wohl

I did my BS and PhD degrees in geosciences at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, respectively. I have been on the faculty at CSU since 1989. In addition to publishing in peer-reviewed journals, I enjoy writing for non-scientific audiences. Books thus far include Virtual Rivers (2001), Disconnected Rivers (2004), Island of Grass (2009), Of Rock and Rivers (2009), A World of Rivers (2011), Wide Rivers Crossed (2013), and Transient Landscapes (in press).

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