Ecology Center

Congratulations to our 2022 Ecology Graduates

Rachel Buck, PhD
Morgan Christman, PhD
Mark Holthouse, PhD
Rosemary Hopson, MS
Ellis Juhlin, MS
Guopeng Liang, PhD
Jesse Tabor, MS
Marilyn Wright, PhD

Plants, Soils & Climate
Paige Boyle, PhD

Watershed Sciences
Donald Benkendorf, PhD
Ryan Dillingham, MS
John Draper, PhD
Rachel Hager, MS
Brian Healey, PhD
Coryna Hebert, MS
Rae Robinson, MS

Wildland Resources
Elizabeth Bailey, MS
Kendall Becker, PhD
Robert Bidner, MS
Elaine Brice, PhD
Josh Carrell, MS
Ryan Choi, PhD
Emma Doden, MS
Mira Ensley-Field, MS
Tucker Furniss, PhD
Martin Holdrege, PhD
Kimberly Savides, MS
Lacy Smith, PhD
David Soderberg, PhD





Criollo cattle could save ranching

The Raramuri Criollo cattle are easy to identify, once spotted in the pastures at the Canyonlands Research Center: they’re smaller than the typical Red Angus cattle, and have tall, curved horns. They’re descendants of the cattle that were introduced to th...

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