Fire ecology

Helen Holmlund

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My students and I study plant response to drought and fire. We are especially interested in fern desiccation tolerance and post fire ecology of chaparral shrubs. Photos

Wallace Meyer

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Our research focuses on understanding how and why local biotas are changing, and how such changes directly and indirectly influence ecosystem level processes and properties. Photos

Alexandria Pivovaroff

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My research addresses understanding the mechanisms underlying plant responses to global change, including drought, heat waves, and vapor pressure deficit. I focus on California native shrubs and tropical rainforest trees. Photos

Darren Sandquist

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We study the eco-physiological responses of plants to environmental stresses (primarily water limitations) at the leaf and whole plant levels, with the goal of understanding how plant populations will adjust to a changing climate. Photos

George Vourlitis

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Understanding how human activities such as nitrogen deposition, disturbance (fire), and climate change affect carbon and nitrogen cycling of semi-arid shrublands and woodlands.