Laura Huenneke






Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

A.B. with honors, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri



Research Interests


Plant population and community ecology

Conservation science

Long-term ecological patterns in arid and semi-arid ecosystems

Diversity (gender, ethnic/racial, and other) in faculty and student participation in STEM



Representative Publications


L.F. Huenneke, C. van Riper III, and K.A. Hays-Gilpin, editors.  2015.  The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 387 pp.

Trotter II, R.T.,  K. Laurila, D. Alberts, and L.F. Huenneke.  2015.  A diagnostic evaluation model for complex research partnerships with community engagement:  The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) model.  Evaluation and Program Planning 48:10-20.

Cox, S.B., C.P. Bloch, R.D. Stevens, and L.F. Huenneke.  2006.  Productivity and species richness in an arid ecosystem: a long-term perspective.  Plant Ecology 186:1-12.

Havstad, K.M., L.F. Huenneke, and W.H. Schlesinger, eds..  2006.  Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site.  Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York.

Buonopane, M., L.F. Huenneke, and M. Remmenga.  2005.  Community response to removals of plant functional groups and species from a Chihuahuan Desert shrubland.  Oikos 110:67-80.

Symstad, A.J., F.S. Chapin, F.S. III, D.H. Wall, K.L. Gross, L.F. Huenneke, G.G. Mittelbach, D.P.C. Peters, and D. Tilman.  2003.  Long-term and large-scale perspectives on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.  BioScience 53:89-98.

Huenneke, L.F., J.P. Anderson, M. Remmenga, and W.H. Schlesinger.  2002.  Desertification alters patterns of aboveground net primary production in Chihuahuan ecosystems.  Global Change Biology 8(3):247-264.


Contact Information 

 Ph.   928 523 2599