Nichole Barger
Professor • Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2003

Ramaley N-285 (office)

Research Interests

As an aridlands ecologist, my research mission is to better understand the impacts of changing climate and land use on plant communities and soil resources in dryland ecosystems; research that crosses the boundaries of community, ecosystem, and landscape ecology. In my research program, I employ a variety of techniques in the fields of terrestrial plant ecology, soil biogeochemistry, and dendrochronology to address questions that not only further our knowledge of the structure and function of dryland ecosystems, but also address contemporary issues in sustainable restoration and management of these ecosystems.

Selected Publications

Hartley AE, Barger N.N., Belnap J., Okin G.S.