Aaron Lien

Assistant Professor

Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands
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I study governance & adaptation in response to emerging ecological threats such as global change & invasive species. I link surveys, interviews, & institutional analysis with environmental data to answer questions about social-ecological systems.


RAM 382- Rangeland Plant Communities of the West RNR 200- Conservation of Natural Environments RAM/RNR 340- Sustainable Agriculture & Conservation in the Southwest


  • PhD, Arid Lands Resource Sciences, 2017, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • MS, Environmental Planning, 2008, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • BA, Politics with Honors, 2003, Willamette University, Salem, OR