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Featured Data Sets

Plant species distribution models, DRECP species of concern, California Deserts, including climate projections, version Feb 2014 (via Data Basin)
Animal species distribution models, DRECP species of concern, California Deserts, including climate projections, version Feb 2014 (via Data Basin)
Bioclimate grids, 270 m, historical and mid-century projects, for California Deserts (DRECP), version Feb 2014 (via Data Basin)
Geodatabase: Mapping compatibility to minimize biodiversity impacts of solar energy development in California deserts (via Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program)

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.

What's New?

Davis, F.W. et al. Pre-publication draft: Cumulative Biological Impacts Framework for Solar Energy Projects in the California Desert. California Energy Commission Report. (Follow link to the Attachments tab.)

Davis, F.W. and E.A. Chornesky. 2014. Adapting to climate change in California. In, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Special Issue: Is California's climate change approach a model for the world? (open access)

Serra-Diaz, J.M., J. Franklin, M. Ninyerola, F.W. Davis, A.D. Syphard, H.M. Regan, and M. Ikegami. 2014. Bioclimatic velocity: the pace of species exposure to climate change. Diversity and Distributions 20:169-180.

Dingman J.R., L.C. Sweet, I. McCullough, F.W. Davis, A. Flint, J. Franklin, L.E. Flint. Cross-scale modeling of surface temperature and tree seedling establishment in mountain landscapes. Ecological Processes 2 (1), 1-15.