Robin Tausch

Dr. Tausch’s research explores 1) the paleoecology of Great Basin upland ecosystems to determine how plant communities have changed in response to Holocene climate change; 2) more recent vegetation changes by focus on how the spatial and temporal patterns of the expansion of pinyon-juniper woodlands is influencing the community dynamics and fire patterns of the affected sagebrush ecosystems; and 3) how current spatial and temporal patterns in vegetation and fire are likely to change into the future in response to climate change.