Utah Lake Freeze Core
  • Curator of the Garrett Herbarium, Utah Museum of Natural History
  • Professor, Geography Department

Research Summary

I am a historical biogeographer with interests in modern and past plant communities and how they respond to natural disturbance. My research is aimed at understanding how climate influences ecosystem dynamics through time. I currently have projects in Ethiopia, Bolivia, the Caribbean and in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. The long-term impacts of climate-driven and human-caused landscape dynamics, including large-scale disturbances, produce a landscape with inherited ecological legacies.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Geography/Biogeography, University of Oregon
  • Master of Science, Quaternary Studies Program/Paleobotany, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Maine


Mitchell James Power , Born: Portland, Maine, USA