Sue Phillips

Sue Phillips is the Center Director at the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) in Corvallis, Oregon. 

Biography

She’s been with the USGS since 1997, working as a manager and supervisory biologist. Before joining FRESC's management team, her 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, she spent eight years as a Research Associate at the University of Utah, where she received her M.S. in Plant Physiological Ecology. She received her 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.

 

Education:  

B.S. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.  December 1986; Environmental, Population and Organismal Biology major with an emphasis in Plant Ecology

M.S. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.  1996; Biology major with an emphasis in Plant Physiological Ecology

 

Professional Positions:

1983-1985       Research Assistant, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO

1985-1987       LTER Subproject Manager, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Boulder, CO

1989-1996       Senior Research Specialist, Biology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City ,UT

1996-1997       Research Associate, Biology Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1996-1997       Biologist, National Park Service, Moab ,UT

1997-2007       Biologist, USGS Canyonlands Field Station, Moab, UT

2007-2009       Supervisory Biologist, USGS Canyonlands Field Station, Moab, UT

2009-present   Aridlands Research Manager, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Corvallis, OR

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