People of the Wessman Research Group
Carol A. Wessman (Curriculum Vitae)
I am a Professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (EBIO) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am also a professor of CIRES' Earth Science and Observation Center (ESOC). My research program seeks to gain insights on feedback dynamics between ecosystem structure and function, and the influence of disturbance on trajectories of ecosystem processes. My approach involves field studies, remote sensing methodologies investigating temporal and spatial heterogeneity in ecosystem properties, and landscape and ecosystem modeling. My work incorporates theory in ecosystem and landscape ecology, with a recent emphasis on resilience and complex system theory. Current research projects include: biogeochemical dynamics of woody plant encroachment in the US Southwest, resilience of forest ecosystems under compound disturbance, and social-ecological systems in urban environments.
Where are they now?
Graduates and past people of the group, including post-doctoral associates and visiting scientists, are listed here.