Steven Smith
Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Associate Professor, School of Plant Sciences
(520) 621-5325
Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Botany, Cornell University

Steve's research interests reflect both his training in application-oriented plant breeding and his fascination with plant survival in natural plant communities in arid environments. He is also involved in consulting with other researchers on experimental design and analysis. Dr. Smith teaches three undergraduate courses each year.

Research Themes: 
Agriculture
Drought
Food security
Plant science
GIS
Geography
Arid lands
Desertification
Ecosystem restoration
Entomology
Genetics
Grasslands and savannas
Indigenous knowledge
Invasive species
Modeling and simulation
Plant ecology
Rangelands
Sky Islands
Species adaptation

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