US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Jeffrey E. Ott

Research Biologist
322 E. Front Street Suite 401
United States

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

I study effects of fire and invasive species on plant communities, post-fire seeding techniques, and ecological genetics of native plants, primarily in semi-arid ecosystems of the Intermountain West. My research includes studies aimed at understanding how climate and other environmental factors influence plant distributions across landscapes and regions.

Research Interests

My research interests include several areas of basic and applied ecology, including disturbance ecology, restoration ecology, invasive species management, ecological genetics, vegetation description & analysis, and floristic biogeography.


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

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Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Long-term vegetation recovery and invasive annual suppression in native and introduced post-fire seeding treatments (in review)

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 : 07/01/2020