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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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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.

Nogeire, T., F.W. Davis, K.R. Crooks, B.H. McRae, L.M. Lyren, and  E.E. Boydston. 2015. Can orchards help connect Mediterranean ecosystems? Animal movement data alter conservation priorities. American Midland Naturalist 173: 107-118.

Anderegg, W.R.L., A.L. Flint, C. Huang, L. Flint, J.A. Berry, F.W. Davis, C.B. Field. A tree hydraulic threshold predicts severity and distribution of widespread, climate-induced forest die-off . 2015. Nature Geoscience 8: 367–371.

Chornesky et al. 2015. Adapting California's ecosystems to a changing climate. Bioscience 65:247-262.

Kreitler, J., D.M. Stoms, and F.W. Davis. 2014. Optimization in the utility maximization framework for conservation planning: a comparison of solution procedures in a study of multifunctional agriculture. PeerJ 2:e690 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.690

Davis et al. 2014. Pre-publication draft: Cumulative Biological Impacts Framework for Solar Energy Projects in the California Deserts. California Energy Commission Final Report .