Dr. Joanna Schultz

Joanna Schultz earned her Master’s degree in Environmental and Systematic Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her Ph.D. from Washington State University in Botany.  Her areas of expertise include evolution, morphologic and molecular systematics, conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, including natural resource management, geospatial/geographic information system (GIS) implementation and statistical analyses.  Joanna has procured over $2 million in grant awards and has published in peer reviewed journals, authored numerous technical reports and served as a reviewer for scientific journals.  Her past and present research program includes both traditional and contemporary approaches in the study of evolutionary pattern and process, including phylogenetic reconstruction, speciation, population genetics and evolutionary ecology.  Joanna’s most recent research is directed toward natural resource management, particularly in regards to special status species.  Her work is conducted with a strong emphasis on quantitative methodologies.