Renée F. Brown

Renee Brown
PhD Candidate
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M.S. Biology, University of New Mexico, 2017
B.S. Summa Cum Laude Biology (Computer Science minor), University of New Mexico, 2015
Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 

Sensor networks, wireless technologies, aridland ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, climate change.

Professional Experience: 
2017 - present, Information Manager, McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER
2002 - present, Director of Technology, Sevilleta Field Station
2002 - 2017, System Administrator & Lead Field Technician, Sevilleta LTER
2016 - 2017, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Strachan S, EP Kelsey, RF Brown, S Dascalu, F Harris, G Kent, B Lyles, G McCurdy, D Slater, and K Smith. 2016. Filling the data gaps in mountain climate observatories through advanced technology, refined instrument siting, and a focus on gradients. Mountain Research and Development 36:518-527. DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00028.1
Thomey ML, SL Collins, MT Friggens, RF Brown, and WT Pockman. 2014. Effects of monsoon precipitation variability on the physiological response of two dominant C4 grasses across a semiarid ecotone. Oecologia 176: 751-762. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3052-1
Vargas R, SL Collins, ML Thomey, JE Johnson, RF Brown, DO Natvig, and MT Friggens. 2012. Precipitation variability and fire influence the temporal dynamics of soil CO2 efflux in an arid grassland. Global Change Biology 18: 1401-1411. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02628.x Featured cover article; cover photo by RF Brown.
Thomey ML, SL Collins, R Vargas, JE Johnson, RF Brown, DO Natvig, and MT Friggens. 2011. Effect of precipitation variability on net primary production and soil respiration in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland. Global Change Biology 17: 1505-1515. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02363.x
Collins, SL, LMA Bettencourt, A Hagberg, RF Brown, DI Moore, G Bonito, KA Delin, SP Jackson, DW Johnson, SC Burleigh, RR Woodrow, and JM McAuley. 2006. New opportunities in ecological sensing using wireless sensor networks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 402-407. DOI: 10.1890/1540-9295(2006)4[402:NOIESU]2.0.CO;2
Recent Awards/Honors: 
2017 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
2016 Golden Key International Honour Society.
2015 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico.
2015 Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation, Department of Biology 24th Annual Research Day, University of New Mexico.