• Dr. Sher is a plant ecologist and writer with a particular interest in conservation issues and expertise in ecology and restoration of Tamarix (tamarisk, saltcedar) invaded areas. She teaches Conservation Biology and seminars in specialized topics, including invasion ecology and advanced research design and statistical analysis. Dr. Sher is the successor/co-author for two leading college textbooks: An Introduction to Conservation Biology and Ecology: Concepts and Applications. For 7 years, Dr. Sher was also the Director of Research and Conservation at the Denver Botanic Gardens

    For more information about specific projects, click HERE for the Sher Lab site.

    Dr. Sher is a founding member of DU's Ecology and Evolution group (DUEEB)

    Dr. Sher's Biology Department page

  • Dr. Sher's Office and Lab

  • DU office: 218 Boettcher West Hall

    Directions: From I 25, take the University Ave exit and go South 1/2 mile, Right on E. Illif. The "Boettcher Center" are two rectangular buldings on left, just before intersection with Race St; clink link below to see map.  Boettcher West is the buidling parallel with the mountains. Parking: in lot across the street (pay at kiosk), or on street if you can find it. Most areas are time limited, see signs.

  • Selected Publications

  • Google Scholar Page

    Click here for a full list of publications, impact factor and citation records.

  • Sher, A.A. and D. L. Marshall. 2003. Competition between native and exotic floodplain tree species across water regimes and soil textures. American Journal of Botany 90: 413.
  • The Invasion of our Rockies: Hype or Management Priority? Invited contribution to the 2006 Rocky Mountain Report Card
  • An Introduction to Conservation Biology
    A photo of a soft cover textbook next to a vase of flowers.

    We are currently revising our book Introduction to Conservation Biology with updated research examples for the second edition. As in our first edition, we are especially keen to feature recent research carried out by underrepresented groups, including women scientists. To be considered, articles must be published in 2016, 2017, or 2018, and represent an important development in the field.  Photographs of researchers carrying out research are also needed.  Please send articles and photos to:  anna.sher@du.edu

  • Interviews and presentations

  • Dr. Sher's TEDx talk on empowerment

    What Do Invasive Plants Have to Teach Us About Empowerment?

  • Radio interview on Tamarix 10/3/17

    Colorado Public Radio interviews Dr. Sher for "Colorado Matters" on the impact of the biological control beetle.

  • Other Books by Dr. Sher

  • Molles and Sher Ecology, now available!
    Molles and Sher Ecology, now available!

    The newly revised Ecology Concepts and Applications, published by McGraw Hill Education contains dozens of new figures designed by Dr. Sher to help explain ecological and evolutionary concepts. She has also incorporated more examples by women and people of color, including two fascinating case studies by DU professors Dr Shannon Murphy and Robin Tinghitella.

  • Tamarix book
    Tamarix book

    Dr. Sher and colleague Dr. Martin Quigley have edited the first ever volume devoted to the ecology of the genus Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West.  It is available on Amazon and directly from Oxford University Press

  • Best Management Practices (BMP) for Revegetation after Tamarisk Removal
    Best Management Practices (BMP) for Revegetation after Tamarisk Removal

    This important guide was published by Denver Botanic Gardens. Printed copies can be purchased from RiversEdge West's online store or from the Gardens directly with the form below.  A digital version is also now available free of charge from RiversEdge West. 

  • Revegetation after Tamarisk Removal in the Upper Colorado River Basin Best Practices Manual.  A publication of DU, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Department of the Interior.

This portfolio last updated: 27-Aug-2018 10:15 AM