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Richard Conant, PhD.


Professor Natural Resource Ecology Lab

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-1919   Office: NESB B229

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Ecosystem Dynamics

Areas of Interest

 Effect of land use and land management practices on Carbon and Nitrogen cycling in agricultural and grasslands ecosystem


Richard Conant is an ecosystem ecologist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, professor in the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Department, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Warner College of Natural Resources. He is also an adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and a Sr Research Scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute. Dr. Conant is a participant in national and international efforts to quantify human impacts on carbon cycling. He earned his Ph.D. at Arizona State University in 1997.