Assistant Professor, Watershed Sciences
Karin received her Ph.D. in Applied Plant Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to USU in 2008, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. Her research interests include the restoration of plant communities in wetlands and the ecology and management of invasive plants. Her Ph.D. research was on the seed ecology and revegetation of sedges ( Carex species) in prairie pothole wetlands. During her postdoctoral research, she studied the genetics and spread of the non-native plant Phragmites australis (common reed), whic is invading wetlands across North America. At USU, she continues to study wetland plant ecology and teaches a course in wetland ecology and management.
WATS 4310/6310 - Wetland Ecology and Managment - Spring