Nathan Pierce

Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands


My research is focused on land cover change in grasslands, shrublands, and savannas. Many of these dryland ecosystems are undergoing a transition in which unpalatable and noxious woody plants are proliferating at the expense of grasses and forbs.


  • B.Sc. (Biology) 1998, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
  • M.Sc. (Horticulture) 2002, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY