Invasion Ecology

Joel Abraham

Our lab focuses work in two main areas: 1) supporting biology learning at the K-16 level through computer-based instruction and assessment and support of student psychosocial factors and 2) studying edaphic factors in plant invasion success in arid and semi-arid…

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Jim Blauth

Surveying & monitoring plants and wildlife (primarily mammals, also birds & reptiles) in open space reserves in and around Redlands, CA. Passive and active ecological restoration of grassland, interior sage scrub, and chaparral ecosystems. Currently starting a multi-year experiment comparing…

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Anna Bowen

I am a new plant ecology professor at Whittier College. My research focuses on terrestrial invasive plant ecology and on better understanding the mechanisms for how invasive plants enter undisturbed forest ecosystems. In the past I have used niche modeling…

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Kinsey Brock

Our lab studies how human activities, urbanization, and climate change shape reptile and amphibian biology. We are particularly interested in behavioral, morphological, physiological, and genetic changes in herps associated with city landscapes. Photos

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Charlotte Chang

My research combines theoretical and statistical models and broadly focuses on socio-ecological systems to improve conservation science and practice. I develop models and methods for researchers and practitioners to quantify how different stakeholders interact with the environment, ranging from digital…

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Amanda Fisher

I’m a plant systematist and most of my work has been estimating molecular phylogenies of grasses and Acanthaceae. I’m currently collaborating on a project to study pollinator mediated selection on flower shape in Justicia (Acanthaceae). I am curator of the…

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Lua Lopez

My research focuses on understanding how surrounding ecological environments have evolutionary consequences for organisms, with particular focus on endangered and invasive species. To do so, I use a multidisciplinary approach which includes genomics (from historical and modern samples), transcriptomics, ecophysiology…

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R. Brandon Pratt

Plant physiological ecology with foci on drought and Mediterranean-type ecosystems. Photos Areas of Interest Click on an ecological interest, taxonomic foci, or course label below to get a list of other collaborators with similar interests.

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Bree Putman

My lab takes an integrative approach in understanding animal-habitat interactions in a changing world. We are particularly interested in the effects of urban development and human activities on native wildlife. My research has primarily focused on lizards and snakes. Photos

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Erin Questad

The Questad lab studies ecological questions related to the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem restoration. Specific areas of focus include the reintroduction of plant species at-risk of extinction, the restoration of invaded ecosystems, and the application of remote sensing to…

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Darren Sandquist

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

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Dave Smith

I study patterns of genetic variation in plants and the causes of that variation. Further, I study the consequences of plant genetic variation on the surrounding community. For example, I am currently setting up an experiment to study genetic variation…

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Dustin VanOverbeke

I am an entomologist with a broad interest in insect-plant interactions. Current research involves monitoring native pollinator assemblages and improving pan trapping methods to increase the abundance and diversity of specimens. Other work involves monitoring pollinator as well as ground-dwelling…

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Jann Vendetti

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

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