B.A. Biology-Environmental Studies, Whitman College, 2003; PhD Ecology, Utah State University, 2009
Megan is working on the Climate, Management and Habitat project at INR, using state-and-transition models to project management and climate change effects on sagebrush vegetation and potential sage-grouse habitat in eastern Oregon. She is also working in the Department of Environmental Science and Management on a project using the LANDIS-II forest simulation model to project the effects of management and climate change on carbon storage and sustainability in the Oregon Coast Range. See her PSU website for more information on both projects: https://sites.google.com/a/pdx.edu/dynamic-ecosystems-landscape-lab/people/megan-creutzburg.
She previously worked on the INR team as a Modeling Analyst developing state-and-transition models for arid lands in Washington, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico as part of the Integrated Landscape Assessment Project (http://oregonstate.edu/inr/ilap). 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.