Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

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.

Research Statement

Dr. Power is a curator of the Garrett Herbarium at the Natural History Museum of Utah and studies long-term vegetation history from the analysis of pollen and plant macrofossils preserved in sedimentary environments.

Research Keywords

  • disturbance, Interest Level: 5
  • Vegetation, Interest Level: 5
  • Paleoecology, Interest Level: 5
  • Paleoclimatology, Interest Level: 5

Research Groups

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Uinta Mountains vegetation, disturbance and climate history. PI: M.J. Power. USDA Ashley National Forest, 08/01/2011 - present. Total project budget to date: $30,000.00
  • Great Basin Vegetation and Fire History. PI: M.J. Power. Bureau of Land Management, 06/01/2010 - 12/30/2011. Total project budget to date: $59,000.00
  • French Guiana Fire History. PI: Jose Itiarte. NERC funding to Jose Iriarte, University of Exeter, UK, 05/01/2010 - 09/30/2011. Total project budget to date: $0.00