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Jeffrey E. Ott

Research Geneticist
322 E. Front Street Suite 401
United States

Phone: 208-373-4353
Fax: 208-373-4391
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Current Research

Equipment and strategies to enhance post-wildfire establishment and persistence of Great Basin native plants

Seed transfer zones for bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata)

Genetics of saltbush (Atriplex spp.)

Plant species distributions in relation to climate

Novel clustering algorithms for vegetation analysis

Research Interests

I am interested in the effects of fire and other disturbances on plant communities of the Intermountain West, and the effectiveness of post-fire seeding for establishing perennial plants and reducing proliferation of annual weeds. I am currently involved in a collaborative study of seeding techniques, Equipment and strategies to enhance post-wildfire establishment and persistence of Great Basin native plants.

I am also interested in modeling distributions of communities, species and ecotypes in relation to climate and other environmental factors. I am involved in the development and application of novel clustering methods for community analysis; using plant species occurrence data to understand geographic ranges as a participant of the NCEAS working group Botanical Ecology and Information Network; and assisting in seed zone research for the Great Basin native species, bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata).


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. Vegetation Ecology 2010
  • Brigham Young University, M.S. Rangeland Revegetation 2001
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. Conservation Biology 1998

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Research Highlights


New Seeding Techniques Restore Sagebrush Ecosystems Following Wildfire

Sagebrush ecosystems of the Great Basin are being rapidly converted to annual grasslands dominated by invasive weeds such as cheatgrass (Bromus ...


Last updated on : 09/28/2016