Elise Gornish

School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Dr. Elise Gornish is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in Ecological Restoration at the University of Arizona, and has been conducting research and outreach in arid land vegetation management for over ten years. She is particularly interested in trait based restoration approaches, restoration for multiple ecosystem services, the use of restoration in weed management, and spatially patterned seeding.


  • PhD, Ecology, Florida State University, 2013