Rebecca A. Montgomery is an associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She did her bachelor's in Biology at Occidental College, her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of Connecticut and a postdoctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Montgomery's research interests include forest ecology, plant functional ecology and global change. Currently, her core research addresses the effects of project climate change (warming, drought, elevated CO2) on various North American ecosystems including: temperate/boreal forests, prairie grasslands and peatlands. Her research has allowed her to travel the globe, highlights of which include: trading flashlights and fishing line for bows and arrows in the Western Amazon, crossing the channel between Molokai and Oahu in an outrigger canoe and harrowing landings on mountain airstrips in Papua New Guinea. She teaches courses in forest ecology, field ecology and ecology of managed ecosystems.
B.A. in Biology at Occidental College
Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of Connecticut
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison