am an environmental physiologist with an interest in understanding the molecular, biochemical and physiological mechanisms that underlie an animal’s capacity to cope with environmental change.
Our lab focuses on theoretical population, community, and evolutionary ecology applied to conservation biology, particularly in marine systems.
I used to be a conservation biologist. I began my career as a plant ecologist. I am now a conservation scientist. This may all sound the same, but at least in my mind it represents a dramatic shift.
He is author or co-author of more than 225 publications, including the definitive Inland Fishes of California (2002). His most recent book, co-authored with Amber Manfree and Peggy Fielder is a study Suisun Marsh.
We specialize in determining how critical linkages in the complex life cycles of marine invertebrates and fishes regulate populations and communities in a dynamic coastal ocean.
Research in the Harrison lab seeks to understand the processes that shape and maintain plant species diversity at the landscape scale, where small-scale forces such as competition and facilitation interact with large-scale forces such as niche evolution and dispersal.
We actively collaborate with a diversity of land managers in our research. Not only does this allow us to apply our research to real-world situations, but it also provides unique research opportunities for understanding complex systems.
Research in the Gremer lab investigates how species’ traits interact with the environment to affect performance and how those patterns influence population and community dynamics.
Research in the Fangue lab focuses on determining the ecological significance of physiological variation in animals that inhabit dynamic environments.
The Gornish lab focuses on using integrated approaches to develop and deploy effective restoration and land management strategies in grassland systems.