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Current Graduate Students:

Taylor Ellis. Indirect effects of large mammals on small mammal abundance and seed predation through shifts in vegetation structure (starting 8/12).

Clark Richter. Effects of once-extirpated tule elk on state transitions and facilitation in an coastal landscape (started 8/11).

Past Graduate Students:

Andrew Kleinlesselink. 2011. Effects of interspecific facilitation on plant communities and invasion along an abiotic stress gradient.

Susan Magnoli. 2011. Community-level effects of iceplant invasion on a coastal dune plant community.

Laura Saunders. 2011. Effects of large and small mammals on oak performance and the woody understory community.

Dawn Graydon. 2009. Effects of cattle grazing on an endangered lycaenid butterfly and its host plant.

Meghan Skaer. 2009. Influence of cattle grazing on native and exotic vegetation in a coastal grassland.

Richard Stabler. 2009. Effects of disturbance on island plant communities in the Sacramento River Delta.

Michelle Cooper. 2006. Effects of recreation on the dispersal of an exotic forest pathogen.

Joan Schwan. 2006. Effectiveness of sheep and cattle grazing as tools for managing exotic plants in vernal pool.

James T. Coleman. 2004. Experimental assessment of techniques for restoring degraded grasslands.

Brent E. Johnson. 2004. Variable responses of a California grassland to the reintroduction of Tule elk.

Denise C. Cadman. 2002. Ghost of aliens past: influence of invasive annual grasses on vernal pool communities.

Karen A. Gaffney. 2002. Transformation of riparian plant communities by the invasion of Arundo donax.

Trisha A. Tierney. 2002. Effects of feral pig disturbances on vegetation and soil characteristics in a California coastal grassland.

Katherine L. Etienne. 2001. Impact of human-caused disturbances on stream insect assemblages.

Sean G. McNeil. 2001. Direct and indirect effects of mammalian herbivores on host plants, invertebrate gallers, and nutrient cycling.

Darça J. Morgan. 2001. Influence of non-native plant invasions on riparian arthropods.

Peter J. Warner. 2000. Influence of mammalian herbivores on the growth and survival of a dominant nitrogen-fixing shrub.

Maria E. Alvarez. 1999. Community level consequences of a biological invasion: effects of a non-native vine on three plant communities.

Jeffrey C. Waller. 1998. Shrubs as structuring agents in coastal dune ecosystems: positive and negative effects on herbaceous plant assemblages.

Mark A. Smith. 1997. Effects of herbivores on growth of California buckwheat.

Past Postdoctoral Fellows:

Heather Davis. 2006-09. Reproductive ecology and population genetics of rare vernal pool grasses.

Christopher J. Lortie. 2001-02. Ecology of coastal dunes and the influence of mammalian herbivores on plant communities.

Past Research Technicians:

Sarah Gordon. 2006-09. Reproductive ecology and population genetics of rare vernal pool grasses.

Morgan Kennedy. 2008-09. Long-term study of disease dynamics and forest impacts caused by Phytophthora ramorumin northern California.

Melina Kozanitas. 2007. Long-term study of disease dynamics and forest impacts caused by Phytophthora ramorumin northern California.

Heather Torpin. 2006. Influence of vertebrates on the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death.

Shelly Benson. 2004-06. The role of vertebrates and land-use history in affecting the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death.

Brian Anaker. 2005-06. Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death.

Rebecca Anderson. 2001-03. Effects of soil disturbances by feral pigs on grassland plant communities and ecosystems.

Michael Anthony. 2001-02. Impacts of mammalian herbivores on plant community structure and ecosystem dynamics.

Erin Siska. 2000-01. Influence of mammalian herbivores on three oak woodlands in northern California.

Jeanie Slagter. 2000-01. Effects of soil disturbances by feral pigs on grassland plant communities and ecosystems.

Undergraduate Theses:

Brian Jacques. 2012. Impacts of reintroduced tule elk on the plant community at Tomales Point.

Cynthia To. 2011. Effects of spring and summer clipping on the performance of yellow starthistle.

Amanda Carleton. 2010. An experimental approach for restoring grasslands invaded by Harding grass (Phalaris aquatica), an exotic perennial grass.

Melissa Potter. 2007. Factors influencing the abundance of an endangered lycaenid butterfly.

Thomas Degabrielle. 2006. Influence of logging history on ground-dwelling arthropod communities at Galbreath Wildlands Preserve.

Melina Kozanitas. 2004. Importance of humans as dispersal agents of a pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death.

Heather Torpin. 2004. Proximity to bay trees as a factor determining infection levels of coast live oaks.

Blake Potter. 2003. Effects of deer and small mammals on the abundance and growth of juvenile oaks.

Lauren Conger. 2001. Role of feral pig disturbances in facilitating invasion by yellow starthistle.

Tara Janulaw. 2000. Use of principal components analysis to evaluate ecological data.

Corrie Robb. 2000. Temporal variation in foraging behavior of leaf-cutter ants in Costa Rica.

Cara Ellman. 1999. Heterogeneity in grassland plant communities: the role of feral pig disturbances.

Todd Vogel. 1999. Competitive interactions and germination requirements of tarweed and yellow starthistle: comparison of native and non-native summer annuals.

Sarah Dunbar. 1999. Influence of soil particle size on a dune plant community.

Anna Sears. 1988. Influence of mule deer and jackrabbits on a coastal plant community: separating the effects of herbivory and scat deposition.

Derek Hoak. 1998. Community structure effects of two shrubs on a coastal dune plant community.

Joy Edwards. 1996. Indirect effects of mammalian herbivores on a galling midge of bush lupine.

Emily Raab. 1996. Impact of the invasive plant Centaurea solstitialis on a grassland community.

Jon Paul Harries. 1995. Effects of pocket gopher burrows on plant growth.