Austen Hilding

Professional Title
Graduate Student

Master's Student

Advisor: Dr. Amanda Grusz (Biology), Dr. Julie Etterson (Biology)

Education: B.A. Geography; Environmental Studies - Gustavus Adolphus College

Specialty Area

Thesis Research: My research looks at how native plant species and communities are responding to climate change and the role native plant diversity plays in the long-term success of ecological restoration projects. I want to help identify barriers that exist in the development, conservation and use of genetically diverse and locally appropriate plant materials for restoration.