Power Paleoecology Lab & The Garrett Herbarium
People
Mitchell J. Power   email  Curriculum Vitae
P.I.,
Curator of the Garrett Herbarium
   Background
B.A., Archaeology, University of Maine, 1992
M.S. Paleobotany, Northern Arizona University, 1998
Ph.D., Biogeography, University of Oregon, 2006

   Research Interests
Paleoecology
Paleoclimate
Fire and Climate Interactions
Ecosystem Disturbance




Elizabeth Johnson
    email  
Curriculum Vitae 
Collections Manager of the Garrett Herbarium
   
   Background
M.S. Biology, Northern Arizona University, 2014
B.A. Contemplative Psychology, Naropa University, 2004


   Research Interests
Plant Systematics
Campanulaceae
Lobelioideae
Flora of Utah






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 Current Graduate Students


Josh Mueller 
 email  

 Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Candidate, Geography Power Paleo Lab Manager
 

  Background
B.S., Geography, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2010
M.A., Geography, Kansas State University, 2013

  
   Research Interests
Paleotempestology
Caribbean 
Biogeography
Paleoecology



 



Melanie Cook 
M.S. Student, Geography

   Background
B.S. Geography, University of Utah, 2013
   Research Interests 
Biogeography
Dendrochronology
Intermountain West 





     





    Liz Looby
    M.S. Student, Geography, Environmental Studies

      Background 
    B.S., Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Utah, 2014


      
    Research Interests 
    Paleoecology
    Paleofire 










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    Undergraduate Students 

    Hailey Schiff
    B.S. Student, Environmental Studies and Sociology

       Background
    B.S. Environmental Studies and Sociology, University of Utah,
       Research Interests 
    Paleoecology
    Sustainability
    Climate Change





       





      Evan Smith
       
      B.S. Student, Environmental Studies and Economics

         Background
      B.S. Environmental Studies and Economics, University of Utah,
      In progress
         Research Interests 
      Paleoecology
      Fire and Climate
      Climate Change 





       






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      Research Associates 

      John Calder
      Ph.D candidate, Ecology, University of Wyoming

        Background 
      B.S., Earth Science, Utah Valley University, 2007
      M.S. Ecophysiology, Brigham Young University, 2009
      PhD. candidate, University of Wyoming, In progress


        
      Research Interests 
      Paleoecology
      Fire Ecology
      Alternate Stable States





      Zhihai Tan (Tonishtan)
      Associate Professor, Xi'an Polytechnic University, China

        Background 
      B.S. Geography Education, Shaanxi Normal University, 1997 
      M.S. Physical Geography, Shaanxi Normal University, 2004 
      PhD. Physical Geography, Shaanxi Normal University, 2010
      Post Doc. State Key Lab of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Present 


        
      Research Interests 
      Global Climate Change
      Paleo Fire
      Loess Soils





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      Volunteers 

      Laurel Lay

         Background
      B.S., Geography, Environmental Studies University of Utah, 2013


         Research Interests
      Paleoecology
      Biogeography
      Intermountain West









      Cathy Rockwell

        Background
      B.S., Agriculture, American University of Beirut, 1973
      M.S., Plant Science, Utah State University 1978
      MLS, Indiana University, 1990


        Research Interests
      Botany
      Plant Systematics





       Jason Baker
        Background
      B.S., Botany, Weber State University 
         
        Research Interests
      Botany
      Plant Taxonomy
      Plants of the Mojave and Great Basin
      GIS

       






      Linda Metke
        Background
      B.A., English, Washington State University 
         
        Research Interests
      Botany
      Native Plants of Utah

       










      Tracey Switek

         Background
      B.S. Geography, University of Utah

         Research Interests
      Plant Systematics
      Botany









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      Power Lab Alumni 

      Blake Wellard  email
      M.S. Student, Geography Graduated 2016

        Background
      B.S., Botany, Weber State University, 2010

         Research Interests
      Plant taxonomy
      Botany
      Paleoecology
      Montane Systems
        




      Nicole Talbot

       B.S., Geography, Environmental Studies graduated 2015

        Background 
      B.S., Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Utah, In progress


        
      Research Interests 
      Urban Ecology
      Alternative and Renewable Energy 









       Shira (Yoshi) Maezumi email   Curriculum Vitae 

         Background
      B.A., Anthropology and Religious Studies, UC San Diego, 2006
      M.A., Anthropological Archaeology, Cal State University Long Beach, 2009

      Ph.D., Geography, The University of Utah, 2015

         Research Interests
      Paleoecology
      Paleoclimatology
      Fire and Vegetation Disturbance 
      Neotropics & Amazonia 
      Pre-Columbian Land Use



       


      Lovina (Ivy) Turney 
      email  
      M.S., Geography Graduated 2015

      Background
      A.S., Biology, Salt Lake Community College, 2004
      B.S., Biology, Minor Paleontology, Westminster College, 2008


         Research Interests
      Biogeography
      Paleoecology
      Fire and vegetation Disturbance 
      Montane Systems

        







      Anthony Macharia

      Ph.D, Geography Graduated 2012


        Background
      M.S., Biology, University of Utah 
      PhD., Geography, University of Utah, 2013


        
      Research Interests 
      Paleoecology
      Stable Isotope Analysis
      Africa
      Intermountain West






      Rebecca Koll
      M.A., Geography Graduated 2011


       Background
      B.S. Environmental Horticulture, University of Minnesota, 2007
      M.S. Geography, University of Utah, 2012
      PhD. Botany, University of Florida, In Progress


         Research Interests
      Paleoecology
      Fire and Vegetation Disturbance
      Botany 
      Intermountain West











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