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Lora Perkins

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Associate Professor / NPI Lead Faculty / AHPS Affiliate Associate Professor

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab



Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 142B
Natural Resource Management-Box 2140B
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


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


Ph.D. (2010) University of Nevada, Reno
M.S. (2006) Oregon State University
B.S. (2004) New Mexico State University

Academic Interests/Expertise

The research in my laboratory focuses on the ecological effects of anthropogenic land-use (invasion, fragmentation, and chemical pollution) and on developing restoration and remediation strategies for native plants and native plant communities.

Academic Responsibilities

Rang 205 Introduction to Range Management
Rang 400 Range judging team- URME
EES 425 Disturbance and Restoration Ecology
EES 430 Biological Invasions

Specialty Area

  • Restoration Ecology, Plant Ecology, Rangeland Ecology

Professional Memberships

Society for Range Management
Ecological Society of America
Society for Ecological Restoration

Work Experience

Contributing Editor at Restoration Ecology (2016-present)
Associate Editor at Biological Invasions (2016-present)
Associate Editor at Rangeland Ecology & Management



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