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Carla M Roybal

Carla Roybal is a plant ecologist with the Southwest Biological Science Center. Carla studies plants in the context of ecological restoration in western dryland ecosystems.

Carla is interested in basic and applied ecological research within the context of land stewardship, conservation, and restoration. Presently, her research is focused on testing the suitability of native plant materials commonly used in restoration projects across the western U.S. Carla also has a background in education, and seeks to incorporate this skillset into outreach efforts. Carla is a lifelong resident of the Four Corners states, with heritage tied to land stewardship in northern New Mexico reaching back many generations, and is honored to work on behalf of land conservation and restoration in the western U.S.