Rob Massatti, Ph.D.
I am interested in how species and their genetic variation are distributed across western North America, and I investigate the historical and contemporary factors influencing these patterns using genetic, environmental, and distributional data. This research framework allows me to place findings in the context of restoration and native plant materials development.
2015 Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Dissertation: Spatial and temporal factors influencing the distribution and diversification of the montane flora
2007 M.S., Botany, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
- Thesis: A Floristic Inventory of the East Slope of the Wind River Mountain Range and Vicinity, Wyoming
2002 B.S., Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2018 - Present: Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ
2016 - 2018: Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ
2015 - 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 - 2010: Assistant Director, Conservation Research Program, Institute for Applied Ecology, Corvallis, OR