Heather Throop

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Heather Throop is an ecosystem scientist who studies how global-scale changes influence arid and semi-arid ecosystems. She has a joint appointment in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Life Sciences at ASU. She is also co-director of the Environmental Life Sciences PhD program.

Professor Throop studies how carbon and nutrients cycle through plants, soils, and the atmosphere. Much of her work addresses how these cycles respond to human-caused changes in the environment, such as climate change and changing human land use.

Her work is primarily based in arid and semi-arid environments. These 'drylands' contain a large and rapidly increasing portion of the world's human population, particularly in developing nations where human livelihoods are often tightly linked to sustainable use of drylands. Throop's current projects includes work in drylands sites in Arizona, New Mexico, eastern Oregon, Australia and Namibia.

Education

  • NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. Stony Brook University
  • B.A. Carleton College

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Research Interests

Heather Throop studies how carbon and nutrients cycle through plants, soils, and the atmosphere. Much of her work addresses how these cycles respond to human-caused changes in the environment, such as climate change and changing human land use. Throop's work is primarily based in arid and semi-arid environments. These 'drylands' contain a large and rapidly increasing portion of the world's human population, particularly in developing nations where human livelihoods are often tightly linked to sustainable use of drylands. Throop's current projects includes work in drylands sites in Arizona, New Mexico, eastern Oregon, Australia and Namibia.

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 410 Techniques ConservationBio&Eco
GLG 492 Honors Directed Study
GLG 495 Undergraduate Thesis
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 101 Intro to Geology I (Physical)
SES 191 First-Year Seminar
GLG 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 591 Seminar
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 410 Techniques ConservationBio&Eco
SES 493 Honors Thesis
GLG 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 591 Seminar
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SES 191 First-Year Seminar
GLG 327 Earth's Critical Zone
SOS 374 Earth's Critical Zone
SES 492 Honors Directed Study
SES 494 Special Topics
SES 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 692 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SES 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar