Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Computational Earth System Science
Lecturer, College of Creative Studies
Mailing address: ICESS, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3060
Office location: Ellison Hall 6807
- PhD, University of California Santa Barbara, 1994
- BA, Wellesley College, 1982
My research is in the field of plant ecology. I am interested in the role of disturbance, plant-animal interactions and other factors in structuring populations and communities, primarily in shrubland, grassland and oak woodland systems. Current research areas include controls on establishment of oaks (Quercus lobata, Q. douglasii, and Q. agrifolia), effects of cattle on oak savanna plant communities, and mechanisms affecting post-fire chaparral seedling establishment.