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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Molly Van Appledorn

Position title: Ecologist

Phone: 608.781.6323
Fax: 608.783.6066

2016, Ph.D. (Geography and Environmental Systems) University of Maryland Baltimore County
2009, M.S. (Ecology - Watershed Sciences Department) Utah State University
2000, B.S. (Environmental Sciences) University of Michigan

Primary Responsibilities/Activities:
The ability to address water resource challenges in a climatically-uncertain future is threatened due to degradation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. My research addresses critical and timely questions about how floodplain ecosystems function today, how they might change tomorrow, and how they may be sustained into the future. I view these questions through the lenses of applied forest ecology, hydrogeography, and geospatial analytics. My approach integrates cross-scale studies with geographic, hydrodynamic and statistical modeling to generate process-based knowledge valuable for understanding floodplain ecosystems from both fundamental and applied perspectives.

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