Utah Lake Freeze Core
  • Curator of the Garrett Herbarium, Utah Museum of Natural History
  • Co-Science Director Rio Mesa Center
  • Associate Professor, Geography Department

Research Summary

I am a biogeographer with interests in present and past vegetation communities aimed at understanding the climatic versus anthropogenic controls of plant distributions in the temperate and tropical latitudes. My research explores the linkages among vegetation, climate , and disturbance through time from the local to global scales.


  • B.A., Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Maine
  • M.S., Quaternary Studies Program/Paleobotany, Northern Arizona University
  • Ph.D., Department of Geography/Biogeography, University of Oregon


Mitchell James Power , Born: Portland, Maine, USA