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Steve Petersen

Professor
Plant & Wildlife Sciences

5027 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

My teaching and research emphasize the relationship between ecosystem dynamics and the spatial patterns that these forces create. I use geospatial technology to quantify these spatio-temporal patterns in heterogenous landscapes. The landscapes I most often work in are arid and semi-arid rangelands, high elevation Great Basin forests, and tropical environments. I truly enjoy teaching undergraduate and graduate students at BYU. The connection between science and gospel principles intrigues me.

Research Interests

My research emphasizes the spatial and temporal dynamics of rangeland ecosystems, plant community dynamics and animal – habitat interactions. I utilize geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technology to answer ecological questions. I am currently working in seven areas of wildland spatial ecology, rangeland ecology and management, and forest ecology and management.

Teaching Interests

I currently teach four courses in the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences: Forest Management and Ecology (PWS 419), Rangeland Planning and GIS (PWS 417), Rangeland Landscape Ecology and GIS (PWS 512), and Environmental Biology (PWS 150). I taught BIO 100 for 7 years (2008-2014) and Wildlife Law Enforcement (PWS 324) for 2 years.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University (2013 - 2013)
  • Early Career Teaching Award, Society for Range Management (2012 - 2012)
  • Young Scholar Award, Brigham Young University (2012 - 2012)
  • 2nd place Ph.D. Oral Presenation competition., Society for Range Management Annual Conference, SLC, Utah (2004 - 2004)
  • Department of Rangeland Resources Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year award, Oregon State University (2003 - 2003)
  • First Place Ph.D. Award for the University Graduate Student Conference Science poster competition, Oregon State University (2003 - 2003)
  • 1st place Oral Presentation Competition, Society for Range Management, Kona, Hawaii (2001 - 2001)

Memberships

  • Society for Conservation GIS (2013 - Present)
  • The Wildlife Society (2012 - Present)
  • Society for Range Management (1997 - Present)
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (2002 - 2008)
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2001 - 2005)
  • Society for Ecological Restoration (1998 - 2000)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, Humane Society of America (2016 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Society for Range Management (2016 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Society for Range Management (2016 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Professional Journals (2007 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, National Academy of Science (2011 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Chair, Society for Range Management (2011 - 2012)
  • Committee/Council Chair, SRM Wildlife Habitat Committee (2008 - 2009)

Courses Taught

Publications

Ryan G Howell Kaylee R Draughon Haley Johnston Melissa Myrick Val J Anderson Dennis L Eggett Steven L L Petersen Jeffrey E Ott Francis Kilkenny Danny D Summers Tyler T Thompson Steven L L Petersen Anne A Hedrich Andrea A Payant Liz Woolcott Steven L Petersen Ryan Howell Paul C Rogers Hector Ortiz-Cano Jose Antonio Hernandez-Herrera Neil C Hansen Steven L Petersen Michael T Searcy Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez Teodoro Cervantes-Mendivil Antonio Villanueva-Morales Pilman Park J Ryan Stewart Mounir Louhaichi Azaiez Ouled Belgacem Steven L Petersen Sawsan Hassan William C. Richardson Turmandakh Badrakh Bruce A. Roundy Zackary T. Aanderud Steven L. Petersen Phil S. Allen Dallin R. Whitaker Matthew D Madsen Melissa Landeen Stanley G Kitchen Steven L Petersen Loreen Allphin Flinders Mounir Louhaichi Sawsan Hassan Ali Mekki Missaoui Serkan Ates Steven L Petersen Abdoul Aziz Niane Slim Slim Azaiez Ouled Belgacem Erik A Beever Daniel Simberloff Sarah L Crowley Robert Al-Chokhachy Hazel A Jackson Steven L Petersen Erik A Beever Lynn Huntsinger Steven L Petersen Ryan G Howell Steven L Petersen Daniel L. Zvirzdin Bruce A Roundy Nicholas S. Barney Steven L Petersen Val Jo Anderson Matthew D Madsen Melissa L Landeen Loreen Allphin Flinders Stanley G Kitchen Steven L Petersen Amy J Gooch Steven L Petersen Gail H Collins Thomas Scott Smith Brock R McMillan Dennis Lee Eggett Ammon Boswell Steven L Petersen Bruce A Roundy Ryan Russell Jensen Danny Summers April Hulet Steven L Petersen B Kevin Nicholes Nicki Frey Kevin Heaton Dennis Lee Eggett Matt W. Westover Randy T Larsen Rick J. Baxter Casey C. Day Ryan Russell Jensen Steven L Petersen Darrell B Roundy April Hulet Bruce A Roundy Ryan Russell Jensen Jordan B Hinkle Leann Crook Steven L Petersen Bruce A Roundy Mark Farmer Jay Olson Steven L Petersen Deanna R Nelson Jim Davis Jason Vernon Mark Freese Steven L Petersen Richard F Miller Andrew C Yost W Douglas Robinson Matthew D Madsen Daniel Lewis Zvirzdin Steven L Petersen Bryan G Hopkins Bruce A Roundy A. Hulet Bruce A Roundy Steven L Petersen Ryan Russell Jensen S. C. Bunting April Hulet Bruce A Roundy Steven L Petersen Ryan Russell Jensen Steve Bunting Gail A Collins Steven L Petersen Craig A Carr Leon Pielstick Joshua Kaze Steven L Petersen Randy T. Larsen Rick J. Baxter Gifford Gillette Peter S Coates Steven L Petersen John P Romero April Hulet Bruce A Roundy Steven L Petersen Ryan Russell Jensen S Bunting Matthew D Madsen Steven L Petersen Kaitlynn J Fernelius Bruce A Roundy Allen G Taylor Bryan G Hopkins Matthew D. Madsen Steven L Petersen Bruce A Roundy Allan G. Taylor Bryan G Hopkins Chad Boyd Steven L Petersen Wendell Gilgert R. Rogers Sam Fuhlendorf Randy T Larsen D Wolfe Kevin C Jensen P Gonzales Dave Dahlgren Terry Messmer Matthew D Madsen Daniel L Zvirzden Steven L Petersen Bruce A Roundy Bryan G Hopkins D G Chandler Jennifer R Bruce W. Douglas Robinson Steven L Petersen Richard F. Miller Matthew D Madsen Daniel L Zvirzden Bracken D Davis Steven L Petersen Bruce A Roundy David B. Davis Steven L Petersen Bruce A Roundy Mark Jackson Christopher Stephen Balzotti Steven L Petersen Richard Ellis Terry C. Golding

Presentations

Jacqueline E. Kunzelman Nicholas V. Anderson Steven L Petersen Robert L Johnson Val Jo Anderson
Jessie R Morris Steven L Petersen
Mikiah C McGinn Steven L Petersen
Leah Knighton Steven L Petersen
Kevin Heaton Nicki Frey Steven L Petersen
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Steven L Petersen Ryan Howell Paul Rogers Mark Wadley Jackson Chris Balzotti
Courtney Fulton Steven L Petersen Ryan Howell Val Jo Anderson
Maria C. Valencia Shannon V Nelson Russ Lawrence Neil C Hansen Matthew D Madsen Val Jo Anderson Steven L Petersen Bryan G Hopkins
Steven L Petersen David Burchfield Ryan Howell
David Burchfield Steven L Petersen
T. Sowards Zachary Thomas Aanderud Steven L Petersen Samuel B St Clair S. Kitchen Bruce A Roundy Matthew D Madsen
Teresa Gomez Steven Schill Steven L Petersen Ximena Excovar
Teresa Gomez Steven Schill Steven L Petersen Ximena Excovar
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Teresa Gomez Steven L Petersen Ryan Russell Jensen Grayson Morgan Russell Burton Chuck Butterfield
Leah Knighton Steven L Petersen Gail H Collins
Steven L Petersen Amy J Gooch Gail H Collins Dennis L Eggett C A Montague
Nicholas Anderson Val Jo Anderson Teresa Gomez Steven L Petersen
J. R. Morris Steven L Petersen Matthew D Madsen Brock R McMillan
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Steven L Petersen
Teresa Gomez Steven Schill Frank Nunez John Knowles Steven L Petersen
Leah Knighton Steven L Petersen Gail Collins
Blythe Spendlove Steven L Petersen Stanley G Kitchen Melissa Landeen
Jesse Morris Steven L Petersen Matthew D Madsen
Jesse Morris Matthew D Madsen Jace Taylor Steven L Petersen Claire Lawrence Val Jo Anderson
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Steven L Petersen Amy J Gooch Dennis Lee Eggett C A Montague
Stanley G Kitchen Steven L Petersen Greg W Taylor Douglas H Page Christopher S Balzotti Craig Eliot Coleman
Ryan Howell Steven L Petersen
Teresa Gomez Steven Schill J Knowles F Nunez Steven L Petersen
Mark Wadley Jackson Steven L Petersen Ryan Howell
Steven L Petersen Christopher S Balzotti Mark Freese
Jesse Morris Steven L Petersen Mounir Louhaichi
Melissa Landeen Steven L Petersen Stanley G Kitchen Loreen Allphin Flinders
Ammon Boswell Steven L Petersen Bruce A Roundy Ryan Russell Jensen Jason Vernon Danny Summers
Steven L Petersen
Steven L Petersen
Amy J Gooch Steven L Petersen Brock R McMillan Thomas Scott Smith
Steven L Petersen Stanley G Kitchen Samuel B St Clair
April Hulet Bruce A Roundy Steven L Petersen
Steven L Petersen Craig Carr Gail Collins Patrick Clark Douglas Johnson Chad Boyd Kirk Davies Amy Gooch
Megan W. Nordquist Steven L Petersen Todd Fergus Robinson Gail Collins
Bruce A Roundy April Hulet Steven L Petersen Steve Bunting Ryan Russell Jensen
Craig Carr Steven L Petersen Laci Bristow Douglas E. Johnson Gail Collins Patrick Clark
Melissa Landeen Steven L Petersen stanley G. Kitchen Loreen Allphin Flinders
Amy J Gooch Steven L Petersen Gail Collins Thomas Scott Smith Brock R McMillan
Megan W. Nordquist Steven L Petersen Todd Fergus Robinson
Kirk Davies Chad Boyd Gail Collins Steven L Petersen
Ammon Boswell Steven L Petersen Ryan Russell Jensen Danny Summers Jason Vernon
Steven L Petersen Craig Carr Gail Collins Chad Boyd Kirk Davies Amy Gooch
April Hulet Bruce A Roundy Steven L Petersen Stephen Bunting Ryan Russell Jensen
April Hulet Bruce A Roundy Steven L Petersen Stephen Bunting Ryan Russell Jensen
Craig Carr Steven L Petersen Douglas E. Johnson Patrick E. Clark Gail Collins
Nathan Cline Timothy Deboodt Michael Fischer Steven L Petersen
Melissa L Landeen Steven L Petersen Stanley G Kitchen Peter J Weisberg Brian A Reeves Kevin A Costa
Megan W Nordquist Todd Fergus Robinson Steven L Petersen
April hulet Bruce A Roundy Steven L Petersen Steven Bunting Ryan Russell Jensen
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Christopher Stephen Balzotti Richard Ellis Terry Steven L Petersen Ryan Jensen
Steven L Petersen Richard F. Miller Michael E. Gregg Andrew Yost
Steven L Petersen Gail E. Collins Douglas E. Johnson Patrick E. Clark Megan Wilson
Steven L Petersen Gail H Collins Craig A Carr Douglas E. Johnson Patrick E. Clark