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Department of Plant Sciences

Dept. 3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3103

Fax: (307)766-5549

Email: plantsciences@uwyo.edu

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Dr. Daniel Tekiela

Dr. Daniel Tekiela

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist of Invasive Plant Ecology 

dtekiela@uwyo.edu
(307) 766-3113

My extension and research program aims to better understand the ecology, impact, and management of invasive plants.  Specifically, I want to 1) develop tools to assist in both better prediction and detection of new invasions, 2) identify ways to foster healthy plant communities that are resistant to invasion, 3) quantify the ecological and economic impacts of invasive plants, and 4) create management and prioritization tools to reduce the negative impacts imposed by invasions.

 

 

Education
Ph.D. (2016) Virginia Tech, Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science: Invasion Ecology
B.S. (2011) University of Illinois, Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences: Fish and Wildlife Conservation 

Professional Experience
• Assistant Professor, Plant Science Department, University of Wyoming, 2016 – Current
• Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Tech. 2011 – 2016
• Graduate Teaching Scholar, CALS, Virginia Tech. 2012 – 2015
• Laboratory Research Assistant, ACES, University of Illinois. 2011
• Invasive Plant Field Technician, Invasive Plant Control. 2010

Peer-reviewed Publications 

12. Gaskin JF, Espeland E, Johnson CD, Larson DL, Mangold JM, McGee RA, Milner C, Pearson DE, Perkins L, Prosser CW, Runyon JB, Sing SE, Sylvain ZA, Symstad A, Tekiela DR. Managing invasive plants on Great Plains grasslands; a discussion of current challenges. Rangeland Ecology and Management Special Issue. Submitted

11. Tekiela DR, Barney JN (2017) Not All Roads Lead to Rome: A Meta-analysis of invasive plant impact methodology. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 10(4) 304-312

10. Atwater DZ, Kim W, Tekiela DR, Barney JN (2017) Competition and propagule density affect sexual and clonal propagation of a weed. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 10(1) 17-25

9.   Tekiela DR, Barney JN (2017) Invasion shadows: The accumulation and loss of ecological impacts from an invasive plant.Invasive Plant Science and Management. 10(1) 1-8 Featured Article of Issue; Article of the Year

8.   Tekiela DR, Barney JN (2016) Co-invasion of similar invaders results in analogous ecological impact niches and no interactions. Biological Invasions. 19(1) 157-159

7.   Barney JN, Smith LL, Tekiela DR (2016) Weed Risk Assessments Can Be Useful, But Have Limitations. Invasive Plant Science and Management. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 9(1) 84-85

6.   Tekiela DR, Barney JN (2015) System-level changes following invasion caused by disruption of functional relationships among plant and soil properties. Ecosphere. 6(11)

5.   Smith LL, Tekiela DR, Barney JN (2015) Predicting biofuel invasiveness: a relative comparison to crops and weeds.Invasive Plant Science and Management. 8(3) 322-333

4.   Barney JN, Tekiela DR, Barrios-Garcia M, Dimarco R, Hufbauer R, Leipzig-Scott P, Nunez M, Pauchard A, Pysek P, Vítková M, Maxwell B (2015) Global Invader Impact Network (GIIN): towards standardized evaluation of the ecological impacts of invasive plants. Ecology and Evolution 5 2878-2889

3.   Barney JN, Tekiela DR (2014) The authors’ reply. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(3) 154-155

2.   Barney JN, Tekiela DR, Dollete ESJ, Tomasek BJ (2013) What is the “real” impact of invasive plant species? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(6) 322-329

1.   Tekiela DR, Barney JN (2013) Quantifying Microstegium vimineum seed movement by non-riparian water dispersal using an ultraviolet-marking based recapture method. PLoS ONE 8(9)

Book Chapters

1. Barney JN, Smith LL, Tekiela DR (2015) Using weed risk assessment to separate the crops from the weeds. CABI Invasive series No. 5 67-84

 

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Department of Plant Sciences

Dept. 3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3103

Fax: (307)766-5549

Email: plantsciences@uwyo.edu

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