Environment and Society
Adjunct Associate Professor
Biogeography, aspen, disturbance ecology, monitoring, lichens
Paul holds a B.S. and M.S. in geography from Utah State University and University of Wisconsin – Madison, respectively. His doctorate is from Utah State University in Ecology. Paul’s prime area of study has been human impacts on vegetation in the western United States. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 16 years conducting monitoring activities and publishing results from the Interior West of the U.S. Dr. Rogers was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia (2014) and was awarded a Fulbright Specialist scholarship to Mendel University, Czech Republic (2017). Paul’s ecosystem monitoring research has taken him around the U.S., as well as to Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia. He is currently working on issues related to disturbance ecology and wildlife impacts/benefits to aspen ecosystems. He has published more than 50 professional and technical papers and appeared in media print, video, and online content more than 100 times. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Environment & Society, a USU Ecology Center Associate, and the Director of the Western Aspen Alliance. Paul has taught Environmental Problem-Solving, Natural Resource Monitoring, and Planet Earth for honors students as well as more than 30 professional workshops.