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Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems
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  • Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems
  • 333 Broadway SE. Suite 115
  • Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497
  • 505-724-3660
  • 505-724-3688 (fax)

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Jeanne C. Chambers

Research Ecologist
920 Valley Road
Reno, NV 89512
Phone: 775-784-5329
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Current Research

Much of my current research focuses on (1) developing an understanding of the factors that determine ecological resistance to invasive species, especially cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and that affect ecological resilience to disturbances like fire, and (2) on using that information to develop effective managment and restoration approaches. Study systems include arid and semi-arid shrublands, woodlands, riparian ecosystems and alpine ecosystems

Research Interests

My research interests include: 1) disturbance/restoration ecology, 2) global change processes, 3) invasive species, especially annual grasses, and 4) arid and semi-arid shrublands, woodlands, riparian ecosystems and alpine ecosystems.

Past Research

Arid and semi-arid ecosystems face numerous stresses including climate change and other global change processes. Understaning ecological resistance to invasives and resilience to disturbance and using that information to develop and prioritize restoration and management is essential for their sustainability.

Why This Research is Important

Present research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of stream incision & livestock grazing in riparian areas. pinyon and juniper expansion into sagebrush ecosystems, and cheatgrass invasion into cold desert ecosystems & developing methods for their restoration and management. Earlier work focused on alpine ecosystems.

Education

  • Idaho State Unviversity, BS Wildlife Conservation, 1975
  • Utah State University, MS Range Science, 1979
  • Utah State University, Ph.D. Biology/ Ecology, 1987

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Last updated on : 04/30/2014