University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Biogeography, Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology

forest fire image The forests and shrublands of southern California provide an excellent laboratory for numerous studies addressing questions concerning anthropogenic effects on the flora and fauna at a variety of scales. Faculty and student researchers combine field observations with remote sensing and computer modeling.

  • Fire regimes and the effects of fire suppression on the size and distribution of wildfires
  • Computer models of long-term dynamics of fire-modulated patch mosaics
  • Alien plant invasion of California shrublands and desert scrub communities
  • Habitat fragmentation and connectivity
  • Vegetation ordination and wildlife-habitat relationships with GIS

Faculty Involved:
Minnich, Sadler, Scott

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