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Matthew J. Germino

Germino, Matthew J.

Supervisory Research Ecologist

Office: 208-426-3353
970 Lusk Street
Boise, ID 83706


Ph.D. Botany, 2000, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
M.S. Botany, 1996, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
B.S. Environmental Science, 1994, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


Plant-soil-climate relationships; biophysical and physiological ecology from leaf to landscape.

Research Interests

Science in support of the DOI Landscape Conservation Cooperatives; ecology of upland, terrestrial landscapes in the western U.S. with emphasis on understanding resistance and resilience of semiarid plant communities; causes and consequences of vegetation change; invasive plants with emphasis on cheatgrass and exotic forbs in sagebrush steppe; fire effects with emphasis on post-fire wind erosion.

Research Team

Biophysical Ecology of the Intermountain West - Team Page


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Brabec, M.A., Germino, M.J., Shinneman, D.J., Pilliod, D.S., McIlroy, S.K., Arkle, R.S., 2015, Challenges of establishing big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in rangeland restoration- Effects of herbicide, mowing, whole-community seeding, and sagebrush seed sources. DOI- 10.1016/j.rama.2015.07.001: Rangeland Ecology and Management, v. 68, no. 5, p. 432-435. [Details]

Moyes, A.B., Germino, M., Kueppers, L., 2015, Moisture rivals temperature in limiting photosynthesis by trees establishing beyond their cold-edge range limit under ambient and warmed conditions. DOI- 10.1111/nph.13422: New Phytologist, v. 207, no. 4, p. 1005-1014. [Details]

Reinhardt, K., Germino, M.J., Kueppers, L.M., Domec, J., Mitton, J., 2015, Linking carbon and water relations to drought-induced mortality in Pinus flexilis seedlings. DOI-10.1093/treephys/tpv045: Tree Physiology, p. online. [Details]

Beever, E.A., Mattsson, B.J., Germino, M.J., Post van der Burg, M., Bradford, J.B., Brunson, M., 2014, Successes and challenges from formation to implementation of eleven broad-extent conservation programs. DOI- 10.1111/cobi.12233: Conservation Biology, v. 28, no. 2, p. 302-314. [Details]

Chambers, J.C., Bradley, B., Brown, C.S., D'Antonio, C., Germino, M.J., Grace, J., Hardegree, S., Miller, R.F., Pyke, D.A., 2014, Resilience to stress and disturbance, and resistance to Bromus tectorum L. invasion in cold desert shrublands of western North America. DOI- 10.1007/s10021-013-9725-5: Ecosystems, v. 17, no. 2, p. 360-375. [Details]

Germino, M.J., 2014, Plants in alpine environments, Chapter 12 In eds., R.K. Munson Ecology and the Environment: The Plant Sciences, Vol. 8, Springer Reference, p. 196. [Details]

Germino, M., 2014, Sagebrush ecosystems in a changing climate - Annual progress report to NW CSC: NW CSC, p. 10. [Details]

Germino, M.J., Reinhardt, K., 2014, Desert shrub responses to experimental modification of precipitation seasonality and soil depth- relationship to the two-layer hypothesis and ecohydrological niche. DOI- 10.1111/1365-2745.12266: Journal of Ecology, v. 102, no. 4, p. 989-997. [Details]

Germino, M., 2014, Sagebrush responses to climate: NW CSC, p. 52. [Details]

Richardson, B., Kitchen, S., Pendleton, R., Pendleton, B., Germino, M., Rehfeldt, G., Meyer, S., 2014, Adaptive responses reveal contemporary and future ecotypes in a desert shrub. DOI- 10.1890/13-0587.1: Ecological Applications, v. 24, no. 2, p. 413-427. [Details]


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