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Natalie M West

RESEARCH ECOLOGIST



 

/ARSUserFiles/51397/natalie_west_web.jpgNatalie M. West

Research Ecologist

 

natalie.west@ars.usda.gov

www.ars.usda.gov/pa/nparl/nwest

 

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.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

   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

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

 

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:

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

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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