Dr. Karin M. Kettenring

Watershed Sciences / Ecology Center


Dr. Karin M. Kettenring

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment
Office Location: NR 230
Phone: (435) 797-2546
Email: karin.kettenring@usu.edu
Additional Information:


We address basic and applied questions related to wetland, plant, seed, invasion, and restoration ecology. We address research questions such as:

  1. What limits the restoration of wetland plant communities?
  2. What role do plant species and genetic diversity play in restoring the structure and function of wetlands?
  3. What makes invasive plants successful, what are their impacts, and how can we best manage them in wetlands?
  4. How do short and long-term drought, and intensive water management, affect wetland plant communities?
Our research sites include brackish wetlands of the Great Salt Lake and Chesapeake Bay, riparian wetlands along the Platte River, and prairie pothole wetlands in MN and IA.

Current Graduate Students

Jes Braun - MS Ecology
Kate Sinnott- MS Ecology
Elana Feldman- MS Ecology
Maddie Houde- MS Ecology
Meghan Slocombe- MS Ecology


WATS 4310/6310 - Wetland Ecology and Management - offered odd years spring semesters, 9:00-10:15am
WATS / WILD 6700 - Restoration Ecology - offered even years spring semesters, 9-10:15am
WATS 5310 - Ecology and restoration of wetland and riparian plants - every spring, 12:00-1:15pm
WATS 5300 - Principles of Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration - every fall - Fridays for 6 weeks

Editor's Choice! - Journal of Applied Ecology - April 2014 - "Sourcing propagules to achieve current and future restoration objectives"
Research ID
Kettenring Wetland Ecology and Restoration Lab
Selected Publications