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Susan Schwinning's Curriculum Vitae

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Education

 
 

Ph.D. Ecology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson.

1994

 

M.S. Plant Physiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis.

1986

 

Diplom Biology, Department of Biology, University of Gottingen, Germany.

1984

 

Positions

 

 

Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Texas State University, San Marcos.

2005 - present

 

Academic Associate, School of Natural Resources , University of Arizona,Tucson.

2001 - present

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Center, Oracle, Arizona.

2002 - 2003

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

1997 - 2001

 

Research Scientist, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Okehampton, UK.

1994-1997

 

Honors and Awards

 
 

John L. Harper Prize for a paper published in Journal of Ecology.

1996

 

Memberships

 
 

Ecological Society of America

British Ecological Society

American Geophysical Union

1990 - present

1994 - present

2001 - present

 

Grants

 

 

Woody encroachment into desert grassland: experimental assessment of the critical seedling establishment phase, NSF (DEB), co-PIs: Steve Archer, Larry Howery, $450,000.

 2005 - 2007

 
 

Precipitation pulse effects in arid and semi-arid ecosystems, NSF (DEB) workshop grant, $20,000.

2002

 

Improving the reliability of non-fertilized grass/clover pasture - a proposed mechanism and its test, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK, £172,000.

1996 - 1999

 

Professional Services

 
 

Consulting Editor, Plant and Soil
Associate Editor, Journal of Ecology