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Sue Phillips

I've been with the USGS since 1997, working as a manager, supervisory biologist and now FRESC's Center Director. 

Before joining FRESC's management team, my research focused on the plant, soil, and physiological ecology of arid and semiarid ecosystems, primarily those of the southwestern U.S., but also Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Ecuador, and central Mexico. Before joining the USGS, I spent eight years as a Research Associate at the University of Utah, where I received my M.S. in Plant Physiological Ecology. I received my B.S. in Biology in 1986 from the University of Colorado and worked as a field and lab assistant, then Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sub-project manager, at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.