Profile of Dr. Scott Collins

Dept. of Biology, Castetter Hall
University of New MexicoSONY DSC
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 277-6303
Fax: (505) 277-5355

Current position: Regents’ Professor of Biology, the Loren Potter Chair of Plant Ecology

Collins has worked extensively on climate change impacts on desert grasslands in New Mexico and in tallgrass prairie as part of the Konza Prairie Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. His research focuses on the interactive effects of fire, grazing and climate variability on grassland ecosystems. He also has worked in South Africa as part of the Ecosystem Convergence project comparing fire, climate and herbivore effects on savanna grasslands in North America and South Africa. In addition to his research, Collins is the lead PI on the Sevilleta LTER Summer REU Program, which supports independent research by undergraduate ecology and fine arts students each summer at the Sevilleta Field Station. He has served as Chair of the US LTER Network Executive Board and Science Council and lead PI on the Sevilleta LTER Program. Collins is also a Past President of the Ecological Society of America. For more information:

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