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SDSU Brookings Campus Weather Related Announcement

The South Dakota State University campus will be closing from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, due to the Blizzard Warning that will go into effect 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  SDSU will then return to the normal weekend schedule on Saturday morning. Only essential employees as deemed by their supervisors will report to work during the closure hours. On Friday morning, ensure you continue to monitor the weather and work with your supervisor or instructor on your individual travel concerns. For additional closure information please check the Emergency Management website

Joshua Leffler

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Associate Professor

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab



Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 141C
Natural Resource Management-Box 2140B
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


I joined the Department of Natural Resource Management in 2015 with a background in plant physiological ecology and ecosystem ecology with a research focus in aridland and Arctic systems.

If you would like my CV or more information, please feel free to contact me at my sdstate email address noted above. Thank you!


1994 BS Biology, University of Utah
1999 PhD Biology, University of New Mexico

Academic Interests/Expertise

I am interested in the role that physiological processes play in higher levels of ecological organization.

Plant Physiological Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology

Professional Memberships

Ecological Society of America
Society for Range Management
American Geophysical Union

Area(s) of Research

Current work examines the role of phenological mismatch in Arctic wetland carbon exchange, the climate change influences on the nutritional landscape of North Slope caribou, and the linkage between grazing, plant community structure, and carbon exchange.



Joshua in Google Scholar