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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 370
Reno, Nevada 89557

Phone: (775) 784-1656 or 784-4020
FAX: (775) 784-4789


B.A. 1977 University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN
M.S. 1980 Utah State University, Logan UT
Ph.D. 1984 Utah State University, Logan UT

Major Research Interests

Plant physiological ecology. Current research areas: 1) Invasion, competition, and ecology of exotic annual grasses, especially cheatgrass and red brome, in arid ecosystems. 2) Effects of global changes on vegetation dynamics and on plant ecophysiology and productivity. 3) Dynamics of water and nutrients in native plant communities and their effects on carbon balance, water balance, rooting dynamics, and competition for soil resources. 4) Ecology, physiology, and conservation of rare or endemic plant species. 5) Effects of de-icing compounds on vegetation in the Lake Tahoe basin.

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Leonardo Hernandez

Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, MS 370
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557
Tel.: (775) 784-6294
Fax: (775) 784-4789




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