Carolyn Menke

Carolyn at Tygh ValleyCarolyn has been with IAE since 2003.  She received her B.S. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis, and her M.S. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University. Carolyn’s most recent projects at IAE have included Fender’s blue butterfly surveys, vegetation surveys and mapping at Willamette Valley conservation areas, research to determine effective combinations of herbicides for control of exotic annual grasses, GIS analysis and support, management plan development and review, and work developing Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) in Oregon and Washington

Carolyn has also taught biology at Western Oregon University and worked as a field biologist in various locales, including the North Cascades, the Klamath Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and New South Wales.

When not at IAE, Carolyn spends most of her time chasing her kids around Corvallis, but she also enjoys perfecting the landscape of her backyard and trail running.