Elise Gornish

Cooperative Extension Specialist

Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands


Current research foci include addressing restoration & weed management strategies that mitigate effects of climate change (particularly warming & decreasing precipitation), & designing financially & logistically feasible restoration strategies.


I employ a variety of strategies to facilitate knowledge exchange, including organization of workshops & field days, development of online information portals & best management guidelines, public presentations & a strong social media presence.


  • PhD, 2013, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL
  • MS, 2009, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL
  • BS, Hunter College, New York NY