About Karin

Karin is an ecologist with experience in terrestrial ecology and botany, with an emphasis on geospatial analysis at both the regional and local scale in support of conservation planning efforts. Karin’s current interests include the effects of climate change on ecological systems, methods of illustrating uncertainty in geospatial models, and conservation of rare plant species. She has been with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program at CSU since 2000.


M.S., Ecology - University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE, 1997

B.A., Music - University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO, 1982

Selected Articles

Potential consequences of repeated severe drought for shortgrass steppe species.

Rangeland Ecology and Management , 91-97, January 2018

Compensation for herbivory in wild sunflower: response to simulated damage by the headclipping weevil.

Ecology, 3097-3107, November 2002

Triangulation in climate change vulnerability assessment: examples from Colorado, USA

Regional Environmental Change, 2467-2475 , June 2017

Landscape disturbance models consistently explain variation in ecological integrity across large landscapes.

Ecosphere, e01775, March 2017

Ecology and Population Dynamics of Sclerocactus mesae-verdae (Boiss. & Davidson) Benson

Western North American Naturalist , 311-322, November 2012

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