Molly Reichenborn

Molly Reichenborn

Advisors: Akasha Faist, Erik Lehnhoff, David Thompson

I am a PhD student co-advised by Dr. Akasha Faist in Range Sciences and Dr. Erik Lehnhoff in the Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science department at New Mexico State University. Previously, I received my master’s degree from Wichita State University, where I focused on plant community ecology and worked as a research project manager examining the response of plant, insect, and bird communities to grazing on grasslands replanted through the USDA Conservation Reserve Program in Kansas. My dissertation research at NMSU centers on the control of honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) through aerial herbicide application and how this affects subsequent plant community recovery (or lack thereof) on the Jornada Experimental Range. I am broadly interested in the mechanisms underpinning the maintenance, invasion, and successful restoration of ecological communities, and developing data-supported management practices to guide effective land stewardship.
Twitter: @m2r_eco

Selected Publications:

Reichenborn, M.M., G.R. Houseman, and B.L. Foster. 2020. Plant Community Recovery Following Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) Removal: Testing for a Soil Legacy Effect. Restoration Ecology 28:5 1192-1200. doi: 10.1111/rec.13185

Doerr, A., N. Emery, C. Ficken, A. Scherer, T. Fullman, and M.M. Reichenborn. 2020. Human Dimensions: Professional Development for the Everyday Early Career Ecologist. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 101:3 1-7. doi: 10.1002/bes2.1695

Watson, D.F., G.R. Houseman, M. E. Jameson, W.E. Jensen, M.M. Reichenborn, A.R. Morphew, and E.L. Kjaer. Plant Community Responses to Grassland Restoration Efforts Across a Large-Scale Precipitation Gradient. In press, Ecological Applications