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About Karen E. Mock

My research is in the areas of molecular ecology and conservation genetics. Specifically, I study genetic diversity patterns in natural populations, and use these patterns to make natural resource management recommendations. My projects involve a broad array of species, including aspen, freshwater mussels, fish, frogs, bark beetles, and bears, with populations spanning continental scales. In western US aspen, I have discovered surprisingly high levels of genetic diversity, suggesting that reproduction by seed is more common than previously thought. This finding has a direct impact on the management and restoration of aspen in western forests. In freshwater mussels, suckers, and frogs. I also encourage undergraduate research in my laboratory, with students working on population genetics in coyotes, Phragmites (an invasive reed), oaks, aspen, and bears.

Positions

Present Associate Dean, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University Quinney College of Natural Resources, Wildland Resources
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Present Associate Professor, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University Quinney College of Natural Resources, Wildland Resources
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Curriculum Vitae



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Honors and Awards

  • College of Natural Resources Researcher of the Year 2014
  • College of Natural Resources Undergraduate Advisor of the Year (2010)
  • College of Natural Resources Undergraduate Mentor of the Year (2008)
  • College of Natural Resources Teacher of the Year (2007)
  • Roger Hungerford Student Award, Arizona-New Mexico Wildlife Society (2000)
  • Best Student Paper Award, Arizona-New Mexico Wildlife Society (2000)



Contact Information

Email: karen.mock@usu.edu
Location: NR 338
Phone: (435) 797-7870


Recent Works (2)

Refereed Articles (72)