Rebecca Finger-Higgens is an ecologist with the Southwest Biological Science Center whose work explores landscape legacies and climate change impacts on dryland and Arctic ecosystems.
Rebecca's research focuses on ecosystem stability, resiliency, and thresholds in the face of climate change and land use practices. Her research explores how water and nutrient dynamics shape ecosystems, from the plot to landscape scale across the boreal forest, arctic tundra, and now the drylands of the Southwest. Currently, Rebecca's work explores how long-term observational records and drought and climate manipulations from across the southwestern US impact terrestrial dryland ecosystems.
2020-present: Ecologist, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Moab, UT
Education and Certifications
Ph.D., 2020: Ecology, Evolution, Environments and Society, Dartmouth College
M.S., 2015: Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks
B.S., 2006: Environmental Science, George Washington University
Science and Products
**Disclaimer: The views expressed in Non-USGS publications are those of the author and do not represent the views of the USGS, Department of the Interior, or the U.S. Government.