B.A. Biology-Environmental Studies, Whitman College, 2003; PhD Ecology, Utah State University, 2009
Megan has a background in plant ecology, community ecology and evolutionary ecology, and has a broad range of interests in conservation biology. Before working for INR, she completed her dissertation research at Utah State University studying the ecological effects of plant genetic diversity, and worked for The Nature Conservancy using landscape vegetation models to project change in rangeland vegetation. She is currently working as a Modeling Analyst developing VDDT state-and-transition models for aridlands in Washington and Oregon and forests in Arizona and New Mexico on the Integrated Landscape Assessment Project.