Troy Wood

Troy Wood Ecologist
Northern Arizona University
Phone: 928-523-7704

Troy Wood is a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and serves as the BLM's Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program Science Lead. He was trained at Swarthmore College and Indiana University and studied for a year at the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research in Canberra, Australia, evaluating species-level taxonomy, a process that has important implications for the conservation and analysis of biodiversity. He post-doc'd at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Germany, where he investigated the role of polyploidy in plant evolution. His current work focuses on the use of population and quantitative genetic methods to characterize adaptive differentiation within plant species used for restoration and to guide conservation strategies for threatened and endangered plants.