Norma Fowler and her research group
We are plant population and community ecologists and plant conservation biologists, with research projects in plant demography, plant community structure and dynamics, fire ecology, rare and endangered plants, and non-native invasive plants.
Our research projects involve collecting and analyzing field data, analyzing GIS data, and constructing and using computer models of populations and communities. We work in many different Texas ecosystems, including the savannas, grasslands, and oak woodlands of the Edwards Plateau west of Austin, the savannas and grasslands east and north-east of Austin, the Chihuahuan desert, and the Tamaulipan thornscrub.
Teaching and advising (including information for prospective graduate students)
The WALL: bad for biodiversity!
UT press release on our publication on impacts of a Texas border wall, including interview with authors Fowler and Keitt
National Wildlife article with quotations
An introduction to the vegetation and ecology of the eastern Edwards Plateau (Hill Country) of Texas
Central Texas vegetation: the role of fire (public talk given by Norma Fowler in 2009)
Bracted twistflower (Streptanthus bracteatus), a rare wildflower of central Texas
Norma Fowler's contact information:
office phone: 512-471-1295
Norma Fowler's entry in the IB directory
Department of Integrative Biology
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) graduate program
Plant Biology (PB) graduate program
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