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Dr. Eric Graham

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Eric A. Graham, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Science Building, Room 236M
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926-7537
(509) 963-1511



Ph.D. in Plant Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999.
B.S. in Zoology, University of Washington, 1985.



General Biology (181, 182, 183, 220), Plant Ecology (464), Intro Microbiology (322).



I am interested in Plant Physiological Ecology with a focus on how physiological responses to environmental variables can be modeled to predict future performance of native species.  I am also interested in the application of sensors and sensor networks to ecological and socially relevant data collection.  I have recently begun to work on the Washington endemic cactus species Pediocactus nigrispinus and hope to expand our knowledge of how these cacti will perform under different climate scenarios. 


Selected Publications

  • Ramanathan T, Ramanathan N, Mohanty J, Rehman IH, Graham E, Ramanathan V.  2016.  Wireless sensors linked to climate financing for globally affordable clean cooking.  Nature Climate Change 7: 44—47.
  • Lalchandania V, Tripathi SN, Graham EA, Ramanathan N, Schauer JJ, Gupta T.  2016.  Recommendations for calibration factors for a photo-reference method for aerosol black carbon concentrations.  Atmospheric Pollution Research, 75–81.
  • Kleier C, Trenary T, Graham EA, Stenzel W, Rundel PW.  2015.  Size class structure, growth rates, and orientation of the central Andean cushion Azorella compacta. PeerJ 3:e843
  • Graham EA, Patange O,  Lukac M, Singh L, Kar A, Rehman IH, Ramanathan N.  2014.  Laboratory Demonstration and Field Verification of a Wireless Cookstove Sensing System (WiCS) for Determining Cooking Duration and Fuel Consumption.  Energy for Sustainable Development 23:59–67.
  • Granados JA, Graham EA, Bonnet P, Yuen EM, Hamilton H.  2013.  EcoIP: An open source image analysis toolkit to identify different stages of plant phenology for multiple species with pan-tilt-zoom cameras.  Ecological Informatics, 15:58–65.
  • Graham EA, Rundel PW, Kaiser W, Lam Y, Stealey M, Yuen EM.  2012.  Fine scale patterns of soil and plant surface temperatures in an alpine fellfield habitat, White Mountains, California.  Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 44:288–295.
  • Graham E, Henderson S, Schloss A.  2011.  Brief Report: Using mobile phones to engage citizen scientists in geosciences research.  Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union Vol. 92, No. 38:313–315.
  • Graham EA, Riordan EC, Yuen EM, Estrin D, Rundel PW.  2010.  Public internet-connected cameras used as a cross-continental ground-based plant phenology monitoring system.  Global Change Biology, 16:3014–3023.

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