Research Affiliates and Collaborators

We actively promote collaboration with other researchers– in academia, NGOs, and beyond.

RESEARCH AFFILIATE status recognizes collaborative working relationships with the scientific programs and staff of the Natural History Institute.  Appointments are offered by the NHI Executive Director in an effort to foster interaction and synergistic collaboration between NHI staff and outside scientists.  Typically, appointments are for particular projects and/or discrete time periods.   Currently, we’re honored to have two Research Affiliates:   

  • Lisa Floyd-Hanna, Ph.D., is widely recognized for her work on plant population and community ecology, and fire ecology, especially in the Four Corners region.  She currently serves as Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies and Sustainability at Prescott College.
  • David Hanna, M.S., is an independent field biologist and GIS practitioner, who cartographic work has been integral to many scientific publications, often regarding public lands of the western United States.

We also collaborate on individual projects with scientists from across North America – for example, our field studies project featured a dozen collaborators, from 11 different institutions.

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