Terry McLendon - Executive Vice President and Senior Ecologist
Dr. McLendon is the principal investigator or co-investigator on 37 research projects investigating ecological factors controlling plant succession, effects of change in depth to groundwater on vegetation, linkages between plant and soil microbial communities, simulation modeling of ecological systems, multivariate statistical applications in ecology, invasion dynamics of non-native plants, restoration of disturbed lands, and the ecology of shrublands and grasslands. These projects have resulted in 50 peer-reviewed publications, 60 technical reports, 13 graduate student theses, and 74 presentations at professional meetings. Managed over $ 12 million in research and consulting contracts.
Created and co-developed the Ecological Dynamics Simulation (EDYS) model. This computer model has been applied at 35 locations in the United States, Australia, and Indonesia for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Air Force Academy, National Park Service, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, San Antonio River Authority, CSIRO-Australia, and mining corporations.
Forty years research and consulting experience in the United States, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, and Peru. Projects have included restoration of disturbed lands, ecological risk assessment, ecological modeling, vegetation water use, plant- soil microbial linkages, watershed dynamics, vegetation sampling and monitoring, statistical ecology, land management, and vegetation mapping and classification. Fourteen years university faculty experience, including faculty positions at Colorado State University, Texas A&I University, and the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently serves on affiliate faculty of Colorado State University and Texas Tech University. Taught a total of 20 courses in ecology, range management, ecological risk assessment, soils, plant-water relationships, vegetation sampling, and statistical ecology. Taught 10 short courses and workshops in vegetation sampling (National Park Service), water-balance cover designs (Montana DEQ), ecological modeling (US Army Corps of Engineers, Montana DEQ), statistical ecology (US EPA, Society for Ecological Restoration), and ecological risk assessment (Colorado State University, US-EPA).
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