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Lesley Defalco

   Research Plant Ecologist

Lesley Defalco
Las Vegas Field Station
160 N. Stephanie Street
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: (702) 564-4507
Fax: (702) 564-4600
Email: ldefalco@usgs.gov
Lesley Defalco, USGS scientist --Photographer: USGS
Bio

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Conservation biology
  • Desert Community Ecology
  • Ecological monitoring
  • Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbance
  • Evaluation of management
  • Fire ecology
  • Global change
  • Invasive species ecology
  • Physiological plant ecology
  • Plant ecology
  • Species interactions
  • Threatened and endangered species

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 2003
  • M.S., Botany, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 1995
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 1989

PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES AND SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • Botanical Society of America
  • California Native Plant Society (Mojave Chapter)
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Nevada Native Plant Society
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Ecological Restoration

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Research Plant Ecologist, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Las Vegas Field Station, NV, Dec 2003 - present
  • Student Trainee (Ecology), USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Las Vegas Field Station, NV, Nov 1999 - Dec 2003
  • Student Trainee (Biology), USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, St. George Field Station, UT, Jun 1997 - Nov 1999
  • Student Trainee (Biology), USGS, Mid-continent Ecological Science Center, Ft. Collins, CO, Oct 1996 - Jun 1997
  • Student Trainee (Biology), National Biological Survey, Mid-Continent Ecological Science Center, CO, Nov 1993 - Oct 1996
  • Student Trainee (Biology), Bureau of Land Management, Dixie Resource Area, UT, Mar 1993 - Nov 1993
  • Biological Science Technican, Bureau of Land Management, Dixie Resource Area, UT, Nov 1991 - Mar 1993
  • Biological Aide, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Ecology Research Center, CO, Apr 1989 - Nov 1991

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