Amy K. Langston
I am an assistant research professor at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. I am interested in using big data to investigate responses of ecosystems to the effects of climate change and local stressors. My research primarily focuses on ghost forest development, mangrove migration, and salt marsh response to sea level rise. I also enjoy applied conservation work focused on restoring and managing desert systems. Prior to joining DRI, I was the Director of Restoration and Research at the Mojave Desert Land Trust and was a postdoc at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. I completed my PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida, my MS in Biology at San Francisco State University, and my BS in Ecology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
I worked in environmental consulting in California for many years where I assessed potential impacts from proposed projects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems throughout the state. When I'm not working, I love to hike in the mountains with my partner and our two dogs, walk and bike around town, and take on too many craft projects.
Desert Research Institute
Northern Nevada Science Center
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
amy.langston 'at' dri 'dot' edu