Danelle M. Larson
Email: larsdane@isu.edu

Phone: 208-282-5416

Hometown: Winona, Minnesota
AS: Vermilion Community College
BS: University of Idaho PhD: Kansas State University


Danelle is interested in wild places and the people who live and interact there. Her undergraduate studies and research focused on the intersection of ecology and society, including ecological principles, policy, and philosophy. Her doctoral study examined how land management practices in tallgrass prairie (such as fire, bison and cattle grazing, and riparian restoration) influence stream ecology, amphibians, and reptiles. Her post-doctoral research at Idaho State University focuses on mid-sized cities and riverscapes as important social-ecological systems, and she is part of a team of social and ecological scientists collaborating across the state in the NSF-EPSCoR supported "MILES" (Managing Idaho's Landscapes for Ecosystems Services) program. Danelle believes conservation will require science that integrates society and ecology, and she will aim to quantify feedbacks between humans and nature (e.g., ecosystem services and people’s perceptions of their local environment).

Selected Publications

Larson DM. Fire and cattle grazing regulate reptile and amphibian patch dynamics. Environmental Management, in revision.

Rüegg J, Trentman M, Larson DM, Brant J, Dodds WK. A portable sealed chamber for measuring benthic metabolic activity under unidirectional flow. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, in review.

Dodds WK, Veach AM, Ruffing CM, Larson DM, Fischer JL, Costigan KH. (2013) Abiotic controls and temporal variability of large river metabolism: the Mississippi and Chattahoochee Rivers. Freshwater Science 32(4),1073–1087.

Larson DM, Dodds WK, Jackson K, Whiles MR, Winders KR. (2013) Ecosystem characteristics of remnant, headwater tallgrass prairie streams. Journal of Environmental Quality 42, 239-249.

Larson DM, Grudzinski BP, Dodds WK, Daniels M, Skibbe A, Joern A. (2013) Blazing and grazing: influences of fire and bison on tallgrass prairie stream water quality. Freshwater Science 32(3), 779–791.

Baynes M, Russell DM, Newcombe G, Carta LK, Rossman AY, Ismaial A. (2012) A mutualistic interaction between a fungivorous nematode and a fungus within the endophytic community of Bromus tectorum. Fungal Ecology 5(5), 610–623.

Russell DM, Goldberg CG, Sprague L, Green DE, Schuler KL, Rosenblum EB, Waits LP (2011) Ranavirus Outbreaks in Amphibian Populations in Northern Idaho. Herpetological Review 42(2), 223–225.

Russell DM, Goldberg CG, Waits LP, Rosenblum EB (2010) Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection dynamics in the Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) in north Idaho, USA. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 92(3), 223–230.