Scott Mensing

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-6346
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Geography
  • Research Fields: Geography, Education, Reconstructing Vegetation And Climate Change, Quaternary Paleoecology, Fire History, Invasion Of Exotic Species, Early Agriculture
  • Disciplines: Agriculture, General, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Education, Geography, Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, Social Sciences
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation


Dr. Mensing is a biogeographer and paleoecologist. He has extensive experience reconstructing Quaternary environments in the Great Basin and California . His primary research tools are pollen and charcoal analysis and he maintains the department palynology laboratory. He also has experience with tree ring analysis and woodrat middens. He enjoys field work and is always anxious to explore new corners in the intermountain west.