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Natalie M West

Research Ecologist


/ARSUserFiles/51397/natalie_west_web.jpgNatalie M. West

Research Ecologist


Phone: 406.433.9440
Fax: 406.433.5038 

EducationCurrent Research • Research Experience • Publications •

Additional Pages:  Research Projects,*Publications *   

*Taken from the Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS) database.





 Ph.D. Biological Sciences (Ecology) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
 M.S. Plant Biology Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
 B.A. Biology Wartburg College, Waverly, IA





I use a combination of empirical and theoretical approaches to address questions within applied weed ecology and classical biological control of weeds. My research focuses on interactions in population and community dynamics, with the goal of increasing the efficacy of weed management and improving health and sustainability of wild and rangeland systems. Current projects include:





Prior to joining the Sidney lab, I was a postdoctoral ecologist with USDA-ARS in Urbana, IL, researching invasion risks and management of perennial crops introduced for biomass production. My graduate work examined plant-insect interactions in native thistles (Cirsium sp.) and the ecology of exotic species in forest-opening communities.



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