The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

William Smith

Assistant Professor
PhD, 2013, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
MSc, 2008, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
BSc, 2005, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Office Location: 
ENR2 N417
Mailing Address: 
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-1056
Arid Lands
Understanding complex responses of the terrestrial biosphere to rising atmospheric CO2, climate change, & land-use change across temporal & spatial scales through application of satellite observations, field network data, & ecosystem process models
Currently designing a course on Ecological Climatology, an interdisciplinary framework that combines aspects of ecology and climatology to improve understanding of how natural- and human-driven changes in vegetation affect the climate system.
Research Topics: 
Arid Lands
Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
Ecology Management and Restoration of Rangelands
Geospatial Science and Modeling
Remote Sensing