Dr. Cynthia Dott
Professor of Biology
Area of Expertise: Riparian & aquatic ecology
Dr. Dott studies the interaction hydrology with floodplain forests. She focuses most of her studies on the Dolores, San Juan and Animas Rivers. At the core of Dr. Dott’s research interests are riparian community dynamics and invasive plant species, geomorphic processes and natural disturbance regimes, and changes in river flow dynamics due to flow management. Dr. Dott also mentors student researchers in the fields of aquatic ecology, and riparian habitat changes, including how such changes impact wildlife.
“I find rivers endlessly fascinating and inspiring. Rivers have a wonderful way of highlighting the interactions between living things, water, land, and people. As an ecologist, I see interactions everywhere I look, and rivers have a way of weaving them together.
I hope you can join me sometime in a walk along the river bank!”
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