Austin Yantes she/her/hers

Assistant Professor of Natural Resources

Austin Yantes
Office:129 Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

PhD, University of Minnesota
MS, University of Minnesota
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison


I’m a restoration ecologist with experience working in many ecosystems from the wetlands of Wisconsin to the sagebrush steppe of Oregon to the oak savannas of Minnesota. My true passion, however, is teaching. I love creating learning opportunities that engage student interest, inspire curiosity about the natural world, and build practical skills.

Why Northland?

Northland is the perfect fit for me because I wanted to work at a small, student-focused college that prioritizes high-quality learning and applied outdoor experiences.


Ecological Restoration
Applied Ecological Restoration
Fire Ecology and Management


These papers are available open access!

Yantes, A. M., Reed, S. P., Yang, A. M., & Montgomery, R. A. (2023). Oak savanna vegetation response to layered restoration approaches: Thinning, burning, and grazing. Forest Ecology and Management, 537, 120931.

Reed, S. P., Bronson, D. R., Forrester, J. A., Prudent, L. M., Yang, A. M., Yantes, A. M., ... & Frelich, L. E. (2023). Linked disturbance in the temperate forest: Earthworms, deer, and canopy gaps. Ecology, 104(6), e4040.


I love to travel and explore new places. I also enjoy playing volleyball, thrifting, reading, hiking, and camping.