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Lesley DeFalco

Dr. Lesley DeFalco is a Plant Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Ecological Research Center.


  • Restoration of Aridlands
  • Conservation biology
  • Desert Community Ecology
  • Ecological monitoring
  • Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbance
  • Evaluation of management
  • Fire ecology
  • Global climate change
  • Invasive species ecology
  • Physiological plant ecology
  • Plant ecology
  • Species interactions
  • Threatened and endangered species


PhD, Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 2003
MS, Botany, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 1995
BS, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 1989


  • Botanical Society of America
  • California Native Plant Society (Mojave Chapter)
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Nevada Native Plant Society
  • Society for Ecological Restoration (Southwest Chapter)