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Daniel E Winkler

Research Ecologist
USGS Southwest Biological Science Center
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Daniel is a plant ecophysiologist and evolutionary ecologist studying how populations respond to global climate change. He is a Research Ecologist with USGS and Science Lead for the BLM's Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program (CPNPP) where he studies adaptive traits of native plants. He also conducts research throughout the desert southwest and in alpine areas of Colorado, Mexico, and Japan.

Research Interest

plant ecophysiology evolutionary ecology population biology landscape ecology climate change


  • Seasonal dry-down rates and high stress tolerance promote bamboo invasion above and below treeline

  • Soil moisture mediates alpine life form and community productivity responses to warming

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