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Erica M Christensen, PhD

Dr. Christensen is a biologist at the Fort Collins Science Center, where she works on habitat and vegetation modeling.

Dr. Erica Christensen (she/her) earned a PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2018, where she investigated long-term population and community dynamics of a small rodent community. She then worked as postdoc with the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range studying long-term dynamics of perennial grasses in an arid grassland ecosystem, and as a postdoc with New Mexico State University conducting a population viability analysis for the Alligator Snapping Turtle. Dr. Christensen’s current research with the USGS focuses on understanding the drivers and dynamics of habitat change, and how these patterns of change relate to management and conservation actions.