Dr. Meyer joined the research staff at the Shrub Sciences Laboratory as Research Ecologist in 1987. Her work has focused primarily on the regeneration biology of native Intermountain shrubs, forbs, and grasses, in the context of the ecological restoration of shrublands, including the study of within-species genetic variation in germination regulation and seedling establishment ecology. Species studied range from dominant shrubs and grasses to rare annual and perennial herbs. She has also worked extensively with the biology of the exotic annual grass Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass or downy brome). She has been a leader in efforts to place the science of predicting seed germination phenology in the field on a more quantitative basis through the use of computer modelling techniques.