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Claudia Regan, Ph.D.

Claudia Regan is the Center Director of Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. 


Ph.D. Colorado State University - Ecology. 1997

M.S. Southern Illinois University - Forestry. 1991

B.S. Southern Illinois University - Forestry. 1981



  • Science synthesis and application to inform land and resource management
  • Restoration ecology
  • Terrestrial ecosystem ecology – vegetation, disturbance, landscape
  • Terrestrial ecosystem assessment, inventory, and monitoring
  • Terrestrial habitat and species conservation
  • Effects of land management activities on terrestrial resources

For most of my career, I’ve worked at the interface between research and land management to develop science-based applications to complex resource problems. My research interests are primarily in the realm of synthesis and application to address terrestrial ecosystem restoration and species conservation. I enjoy developing collaborations among research scientists, resource specialists, and resource managers to ensure relevant and applied research products. Currently, I am the Center Director of the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center where I help facilitate biological and ecological research aimed at addressing questions around global climate change, fire ecology, fish and wildlife ecology, plant ecology, and the conservation of endangered species. In the past, I held positions with the University of Georgia, The Nature Conservancy, and the USDA Forest Service.