Dylan G. Fischer, Ph.D.
Faculty in Ecosystem Ecology
I am a faculty member at The Evergreen State College. I also manage the Evergreen Field and Ecosystem Ecology Lab, and the Evergreen Ecological Observation Network (a network of ecosystem measurement plots in the evergreen campus forest reserve- EEON). My research in ecosystem ecology addresses linkages between plant diversity and ecosystem water use, carbon cycling, and nitrogen availability. I have been especially interested in linkages between tree molecular genetics and ecosystem ecology of riparian forests in the West, and Southwest (USA). I have also worked with pine forests, grassland and prairie systems, and temperate rainforests of the Northwest (USA). Check out the Evergreen Field and Ecosystem Ecology Lab page with links to more research from my lab.
My teaching allows me to work in an even broader array of ecosystems because my classes often focus on conducting field studies. Recent remote field sites have included the Skokomish River (WA), Mount Saint Helens (WA), Cibola National Wildlife Refuge (AZ), Grand Canyon (AZ), The Sinlahekin Valley (WA), the Metolius River (OR), and the Prairies of the South Puget Sound (WA). Some recent classes I’ve taught include Temperate Rainforests: Biogeochemistry, Field Ecology, Plant ecology and Physiology, Writing on the Wild Side, The Olympic Peninsula, Genes to Ecosystems, Educating on the Wild Side, and Introduction to Environmental Studies. In Fall 2012/Winter 2013, I taught Water in the West: History and Ecology, a two quarter intensive program on the politics, environmental dilemmas, and biogeochemical and ecological issues associated with water in the western U.S. In Spring 2013 I am teaching Field Ecology again with Dr. Alison Styring.
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Phone: 360 867 6509