Dr. David Breshears was recognized as 2019?s Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group. This prestigious award is given to scientists that have demonstrated extraordinary progress and broad influence in their field. Those that qualify not only have a number of highly cited papers (the exact threshold varies by field), but those papers are among the top 1% of cited papers in their field. Only one in 1,000 scientists are awarded this honor, and SNRE is grateful to have Dr. Breshears as a part of our community.
Dr. Breshears researches ecohydrology relationships in dryland ecosystems, including grassland-forest gradients, erosion, and tree mortality. His work is primarily directed toward addressing the consequenes of land use and climate change. He also teaches a number of upper undergraduate and graduate courses, including Dryland Ecohydrology & Vegetation Dynamics, Leadership & Communication Skills for Environmental Scientists, and National Climate Assessment. Dr. Breshears has achieved a number of other prestigious recognitions, including Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ecological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program and the Kavli US Frontiers in Science.