Rebecca Mann's work is currently focused on restoring functioning ecosystems on the Colorado Plateau, with the goal of bringing scientific knowledge to the management community through collaborative projects.
Rebecca has also been involved with studies of rare plant biology, rangeland health, vegetation monitoring methods, and has assisted with management of a citizen scientist program.
2016-Present: Biologist - USGS, SBSC
2013-2016: Research Assistant - Utah State University
2010-2012: Arborist - Davey Tree Resource Group
2009: Data Manager, Ecologist - Teton Science School
2005-2009: Biologist - USGS, SBSC
2004: Plants of Concern Intern - Chicago Botanic Garden
2002-2004: Biological Science Tech.- USGS, FORT
Education and Certifications
M.S. 2016 - Ecology, Utah State University
B.S. 2001 - Biology, Colorado State University
Science and Products
Well Pad Reclamation and Research
RestoreNet: Distributed Field Trial Network for Dryland Restoration
New Approaches for Restoring Colorado Plateau Grasslands
Vegetation cover and composition data in environments surrounding uranium mines in the Grand Canyon ecosystem, USA
Campfire Conversations at the 2020 annual meeting: Insights & lessons learned from “cuss-and-discuss” rather than “chalk-and-talk”
Science and Products
Well Pad Reclamation and ResearchReclamation on lands impacted by energy development is complicated and extremely challenging in arid environments due to unstable soils, exotic species, and low and variable precipitation. The reclamation tactics employed by energy operators vary widely and outcomes can differ across plant communities and soil types. In order to address the knowledge gaps regarding how to successfully and...
RestoreNet: Distributed Field Trial Network for Dryland RestorationStarting in 2017, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers and land managers are co-producing a network of restoration field trial sites on Department of Interior (DOI) and surrounding lands in the southwestern U.S. The network systematically tests restoration treatments across a broad range of landscape, soil, and climate conditions. Each site in the network is used to test suitable seed mixes...
New Approaches for Restoring Colorado Plateau GrasslandsHistoric over-grazing of arid grasslands in the Intermountain West has led to widespread soil erosion, loss of plant diversity, and invasion by exotic species. Degraded grassland conditions can be very persistent, even after livestock use has ceased. For example, in national parks on the Colorado Plateau, livestock have been excluded for decades, but soil and native plants have not recovered on...
Vegetation cover and composition data in environments surrounding uranium mines in the Grand Canyon ecosystem, USAThis data package contains the final combined field sampling data collected by the USGS July 2013 and July-August 2015 at three active uranium mines (Canyon Rim Mine, Pinenut Mine, and Arizona 1 Mine) as well as two reference sites (Little Robinson Tank and EZ2 Pipe) in northwestern Arizona. Vegetation and soils were assessed by using line-point intersect (LPI) methods and estimates of plant speci
Campfire Conversations at the 2020 annual meeting: Insights & lessons learned from “cuss-and-discuss” rather than “chalk-and-talk”• The 2020 SRM Annual Meeting piloted “Campfire Conversation,” round-table discussions styled after the World Café approach.• The event attracted 280 attendees and enabled multidirectional knowledge exchange (i.e., “cuss and discuss”), rather than one-way “chalk-and-talk.” Attendees participated in three 20-minute facilitated round-table discussions around three topics they selected from a menu of