The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Steve Smith

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1984, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
M.S., 1982, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S., 1979, University of California, Davis, CA
Office Location: 
ENR2 N359
Mailing Address: 
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands
My research focuses on the evolution of plant adaptation, specifically on how plants native to the Sonoran Desert respond to water and high-temperature stress.
I teach the following courses: Field Botany (RNR 230R), Field Botany Laboratory (RNR 230L), Our Place in Nature: Biology and the Environment (RNR 170C1), and Sustainable Earth: Natural Resources and the Environment (RNR 150C1).
Research Topics: 
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability