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Aisha Sams
Oklahoma State University         

Area of Expertise:  Natural Resource Ecology and Management/ Rangeland Ecology and Management

Research Focus:
I study the consequences of eastern red cedar encroachment into native prairies. I focus on the belowground footprint of encroachment—impacts on soil water and carbon dynamics, the microbial community and other ecosystem functions and services including forage productivity, wildfire risk, and wildlife habitat.