William Lauenroth

Professor in the Practice

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Tel: 203-432-3772

Faculty Support

Pablo Montes
203 432-5533
pablo.montes@yale.edu

Education & Curriculum Vitae

B.S. Humboldt State University M.S. North Dakota State University Ph.D. Colorado State University

Curriculum Vitae

 

About

Professor Lauenroth studies ecosystems in dry areas. His past work has focused on grasslands and his current research concentrates on questions associated with mixtures of grasses and shrubs or on ecosystems dominated by shrubs. His specific research interests include: plant population and community ecology; ecohydrology, ecosystem ecology, and the effects of projected climate change on plant communities and ecosystems. Within these general topics, he and his students have worked on demography, controls on recruitment, resource partitioning between grasses and woody plants, responses to and recovery from disturbances ranging from small to large spatial scale including grazing by domestic livestock. Another branch of his research falls within the realm of ecosystem ecology and has included above and belowground net primary production, carbon budgets, and water balance. He uses simulation modeling as a key exploratory and analysis tool across all of the organizational and spatial scales of his research. Professor Lauenroth's current research is on big sagebrush plant communities and ecosystems in western North America.

 

Courses

Course Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
550
Natural Science Research Methods
Lauenroth
Tu,Th - 9:00-10:20
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
629
North American Drylands: Ecology and Land Use
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
   
910
Survival Skills for Doctoral Students
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA
Lauenroth
TBA - TBA