Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Department of Biological Sciences



Vanessa Beauchamp

Associate Professor

Office:   Smith Hall, Room No. 215
Phone:   410-704-2286
Fax:   410-704-2405
Web site:


Research Interests:

The overarching goals of my research program are to test and refine ecological models of succession, identify environmental thresholds involved in plant community change, and elucidate the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in plant community dynamics. A large part of my research program also involves practical applications related to management, conservation and restoration of plant communities.

Recent publications:

Beauchamp, V.B. and J.C. Stromberg. 2008. Changes to herbaceous plant communities on a regulated desert river. River Research and Applications 24:754-770.

Shafroth, P.B., V.B. Beauchamp, M. Briggs, K. Lair, M. Scott and A, Sher.2008. Planning riparian restoration in the context of Tamarix control in western North America. Restoration Ecology 16(1): 97-112.

Beauchamp. V.B and J.C. Stromberg. 2007. Flow regulation of the Verde River, Arizona encourages Tamarix recruitment but has minimal effect on Populus and Salix stand density. Wetlands 27: 381-389.





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