The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Aaron Lien

PhD, Arid Lands Resource Sciences, 2017, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ MS, Environmental Planning, 2008, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ BA, Politics with Honors, 2003, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Assistant Professor
PhD, Arid Lands Resource Sciences, 2017, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
MS, Environmental Planning, 2008, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
BA, Politics with Honors, 2003, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Mailing Address: 
1064 E. Lowell St.
520-626-2873
Program: 
Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands
Research: 
I study governance & adaptation in response to emerging ecological threats such as global change & invasive species. I link surveys, interviews, & institutional analysis with environmental data to answer questions about social-ecological systems.
Teaching: 
RAM 382- Rangeland Plant Communities of the West RNR 200- Conservation of Natural Environments RAM/RNR 340- Sustainable Agriculture & Conservation in the Southwest
Research Topics: 
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability
Ecology Management and Restoration of Rangelands
Ecosystem Services
Invasive Species
Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Management