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Erika Geiger, Ph.D.

Erika Geiger is a Supervisory Biologist at the USGS Canyonlands Research Station (CRS) in Moab, UT.

Erika received her BA in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1997 and her Masters in Range Management (2002) and PhD in Natural Resources (2006) from the University of Arizona. She has worked in primarily arid or seasonally water-stressed systems including mesquite savannas in southern Arizona and savannas in the central highlands of Brazil investigating the role of invasive species, fire, and disturbance on native vegetation in these systems. After returning to the U.S. from a postdoc in Brazil she switched from research to management and is currently the Station Manager at the Southwest Biological Science Center – Canyonlands Research Station in Moab, Utah.