Amy Vaughn Whipple, Ph.D.
Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes
Amy Whipple is a core member of the Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes. She is also an associate chair and an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Amy’s area of interest is evolutionary ecology, with a current focus on plant adaptation to drought, cold, and climate change. She is also interested in the ways genetic architecture and evolution interact. Amy has led efforts to develop field research facilities, including the Southwest Experimental Garden Array and the Merriam-Powell Research Station. Having mentored too many undergraduate students to count, Amy has a long-standing interest in both graduate and undergraduate student research training. Through her work on NAU’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and in collaborations with Steve Chischilly at Navajo Technical University she seeks to learn from indigenous students, faculty, and land managers.