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Dr. Michael Schiebout

Assistant Professor of Biology
123 White Hall
Union University
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
(731) 661-6599


  • 2012, Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, CO
  • 2006, M.S. University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, CO
  • 1996, B.A. Dordt College. Sioux Center, IA

Courses Taught

  • Botany
  • Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Plant Physiology

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Response of plant communities to disturbances
  • Floristic inventories
  • Reclamation and restoration of degraded environments
  • Response of individual species and communities to invasive plants


  • Schiebout M.H. and Franklin S. Investigating competitive inhibition for Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) by comparing their response in relation to functionality and nativeness. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. August 2013.
  • Franklin, S.B., Amber B., and Schiebout M. Community classification of the Pawnee National Grasslands, shortgrass steppe, USA. International Association of Vegetation Science, Tartu, Estonia. June 2013
  • Schiebout M.H. and Franklin S. Gravel mine reclamation on the Shortgrass Steppe: Current status and assessment of competition. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. August 2011
  • Schiebout M.H. and Franklin S. Impact of grazing on riparian areas of the Shortgrass Steppe. Guild of Rocky Mountain Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists. Pingree Park, CO. September 2010
  • Schiebout M.H., Filimban N.I., Bullard K., Keenan S.M. UnderstandingĀ Plasmodium falciparumresistance to the kinse inhibitor GW5074. Keystone Symposia Drug Discovery for Protozoan Parasites. Breckenridge, CO. March 2009
  • Schiebout M.H. and Keenan S.M. Prediction of mutations inĀ Plasmodium falciparumĀ kinases in response to small molecule inhibitors. Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference, Lourne, Australia. February 2008
  • Schiebout M.H., Miles J., Pfeif C., and Tschillard R. Assessing ecological change at the Poudre Learning Center through field research and communication of this research to the broader community. Front Range Student Ecology Symposium. Colorado State University. February 2008
  • Schiebout M.H., Tschillard R., Hoyt W., and Simpson R.T. Human impacts along the Front Range. The Poudre Learning Center: A model of inquiry-based education. NSF Annual GK-12 Meeting. Washington D.C. March 2007


  • Schiebout, M., and Franklin, Scott B. In Press-2014. Response of Steppe Riparian Areas to the Exclusion of Cattle Grazing: Comparison at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales. Southwestern Naturalist 59.
  • Hazlett D.L., Schiebout M.H., and Ford P.L. 2009 Vascular plants and a brief history species of the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-233. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 44p.
  • Schiebout M.H., Hazlett D.L., and Snow N. 2008. A floristic survey of vascular plants over parts of Northeastern New Mexico. Jornal of Bot. Res. Inst. of Texas. 2:1407-1448.

Grants and Fellowships

  • Teacher in Residence Fellowship. National Science Foundation (2010-2011)
  • NHS Student Research Fund Recipient. University of Northern Colorado (2010)
  • GAANN Fellowship. University of Northern Colorado Biology Department (2008-2009)
  • GK-12 Fellowship. National Science Foundation (2006-2008)
  • Joan K Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany. The Garden Club of America (Summer 2005)
  • Native Plant Society of New Mexico Grant. NPSNM (Summer 2005)
  • Earthwatch Educator Fellow. Pantanal MG, Brazil (2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • Ecological Society of America
  • Native Plant Society of Colorado
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