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Welcome to The Biogeography Lab

The Biogeography Lab has conducted research on the ecology, distribution and conservation of species and ecosystems using field studies, geographic information systems and remote sensing since 1991. Through our research we help planners and resource managers protect, manage and restore productive and diverse ecosystems in California, the U.S. and internationally. The Lab is directed by Frank W. Davis.

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Davis et al. 2016. Shrinking windows of opportunity for oak seedling establishment in southern California mountains. Ecosphere 7(11):e01573. 10.1002/ecs2.1573.

Jetz , W. et al. 2016. Monitoring plant functional diversity from space. Nature Plants 2: 1-5.

Clarke, J.S., et al. 2016. The impacts of increasing drought on forest dynamics, structure, and biodiversity in the United States. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13160.

Evans, D.M. et al. 2016. Species Recovery in the United States: Increasing the Effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act. Issues in Ecology 20, Ecological Society of America.

McCullough, I.M. F.W. Davis, J.R. Dingman, J.M. Serra-Diaz, L.E.  Flint, A.L. Flint, J.M. Serra-Diaz, A.D. Syphard, M.A. Moritz, L. Hannah,  and J. Franklin. High and dry: high elevations disproportionately exposed to regional climate change in Mediterranean-climate landscapes. Landscape Ecology early online 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s10980-015-0318-x.

Kreitler J., Schloss C.A., Soong O., Hannah L., and F.W. Davis. 2015. Conservation Planning for Offsetting the Impacts of Development: A Case Study of Biodiversity and Renewable Energy in the Mojave
Desert
. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0140226. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140226.

Fremier, A.K, M. Kiparsky, S. Gmur, J. Aycrigg, R.K. Craig, L.K. Svancara, D.D. Goble, B. Cosens, F.W. Davis, and J.M. Scott. 2015. A riparian conservation network for ecological resilience. Biological Conservation 191: 29–37.