Dawn Browning

Dawn Browning

Title & Affiliation(s):

  • Research Ecologist, USDA-ARS, Jornada Experimental Range
  • Collaborator, Jornada Basin LTER

Primary Research Interests:

My research spans the fields of plant ecology, remote sensing, spatial statistics, landscape ecology, and range management. I am broadly interested in quantifying how species are distributed across heterogeneous landscapes and understanding the ecological basis for those distributions and how they vary through time. In addition, I strive to devise remote sensing applications to facilitate mapping and monitoring of vegetation in spatially complex arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Current areas of research include:

  • Comparison of the spatial patterns and dynamics of woody plant proliferation across Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts
  • Quantifying scaling relationships for land surface characteristics with remote sensing
  • Cross-scale analysis of vegetation phenology

Synergistic Activities:

  • Reviewer for Landscape Ecology, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Journal of Vegetation Science, Journal of Range Management (now Rangeland Ecology and Management), Journal of Herpetology, 2004-2009
  • Panelist, Women In Science and Engineering Undergraduate Career Session, 2008
  • Member Information Technology Committee for School of Natural Resources (SNR), University of Arizona, 2007-2008
  • Committee for School of Natural Resources Graduate Invited Speaker Series, 2006
  • Graduate Representative, Search Committee for Director, SNR, University of Arizona, 2006