Suzanne M. Owen
Natural Resource Specialist
620 SW Main, Suite 400
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- Characterizing patterns of tree regeneration following large wildfires in ponderosa pine forests
- Exotic plants associated with mastication fuels treatments
- Mycorrhizal status and surrounding soil properties of the endemic species, San Francisco Peaks ragwort (Packera franciscana)
- Native shrub response to soil amendments and herbicide treatments used to control an exotic grass
- Plant, soil and soil microbial response to wildfires and fuel treatments
- Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi and native and exotic plants
- Characterizing post-wildfire plant regeneration patterns
- Disturbance and land management effects on ecosystem processes
- Soil, soil microbe and native/exotic plant responses to fuel reduction treatments
- Soil amendment and plant neighbor effects on a native an exotic grass
- Rehabilitating post-wildfire, cheatgrass invaded shrublands using Imazapic and seeding with native shrubs
- Fuel treatments affect understory plant and soil community composition (mycorrhizal and PLFA profiles)
Pre Forest Service
Neal, S.M. (2007) Tree thinning treatments alter soil properties, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant communities. M.S. Thesis, Northern Arizona University.
Christie, Kyle; Currie, Michael; Davis, Laura Smith; Hill, Mar-Elise; Neal, Suzanne; Ayers, Tina. 2006. Vascular Plants of Arizona: Rhamnaceae. CANOTIA. 2(1): 23-46.
- Northern Arizona University , Flagstaff, B.S. Botany and Chemistry 2004
- Northern Arizona University , Flagstaff, M.S. Biology 2007
- Chemist, USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff, AZ
2010 - Current
- Research Specialist, Northern Arizona University
2007 - 2010
- Graduate Research Assistant, Northern Arizona University
2004 - 2007
- Biological Science Technician, USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station
2002 - 2005
Awards & Recognition
- Safety Award, 2010
USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station Safety Award for Meeting OSHA Chemical Safety Protocols
- Certificate of Merit, 2003
USDA Certificate of Merit for Initiation and Completion of Experiment on Fuel Treatment Effects on Soil Microbes
- Owen, Suzanne M.; Sieg, Carolyn H.; Meador, Andrew J. Sanchez; Fule, Peter Z.; Iniguez, Jose M.; Baggett, L. Scott; Fornwalt, Paula J.; Battaglia, Michael A. 2017. Spatial patterns of ponderosa pine regeneration in high-severity burn patches.
- Overby, Steven T.; Owen, Suzanne M.; Hart, Stephen C.; Neary, Daniel G.; Johnson, Nancy C. 2015. Soil microbial community resilience with tree thinning in a 40-year-old experimental ponderosa pine forest.
- Owen, Suzanne M.; Sieg, Carolyn Hull; Johnson, Nancy Collins; Gehring, Catherine A. 2013. Exotic cheatgrass and loss of soil biota decrease the performance of a native grass.
- Sieg, C. H.; Owen, S. M.; Flather, C. H. 2011. Indicator 1.08. Population levels of selected representative forest-associated species to describe genetic diversity.
- Owen, Suzanne M.; Sieg, Carolyn Hull; Gehring, Catherine A. 2011. Rehabilitating downy brome (Bromus tectorum)-invaded scrublands using imazapic and seeding with native shrubs.
- Owen, Suzanne; Sieg, Carolyn. 2011. Treating downy brome with herbicide and seeding with native shrubs.
- Owen, Suzanne. 2010. Fuel treatments alter native plant composition and increase non-native plant cover.
- Alvarez-Sanchez, Javier; Johnson, Nancy C.; Antoninka, Anita; Chaudhary, V. Bala; Lau, Matthew K.; Owen, Suzanne M.; Gauadarrama, Patricia; Castillo, Silvia. 2010. Large-scale diversity patterns in spore communities of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Chapter 2.
- Owen, Suzanne M.; Sieg, Carolyn Hull; Gehring, Catherine A.; Bowker, Matthew A. 2009. Above- and belowground responses to tree thinning depend on the treatment of tree debris.
|Spatial patterns of ponderosa pine regeneration in high-severity burn patches|
Over the past three decades, wildfires in Southwestern United States ponderosa pine forests have increased in size and severity, leaving large p ...