Dr. Noelle G. Beckman
College of Science: Biology
Dr. Noelle G. Beckman earned her Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Behaviour with a minor in Statistics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her B.S. in Biology at Washington and Lee University. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). She is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department and Ecology Center and affiliated with the Mathematical Biology and Climate Adaptation Science Programs at Utah State University.
She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Ecology. Dr. Beckman integrates empirical ecology with mathematical, computational, and statistical approaches to investigate seed dispersal and seedscape ecology. Towards this end, she examines the influence of spatial, ecological interactions of plants and their disruption under global change on plant performance, populations, community diversity, and ecosystem function. She aims to conduct transdisciplinary and actionable research that contributes to solutions of socioenvironmental problems, disseminate results to a broad audience, and promote an inclusive community that welcomes and respects diverse backgrounds and perspectives.