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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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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
. 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.

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.

Davis et al. 2013. Cumulative Biological Impacts Framework for Solar Energy Projects in the California Deserts. California Energy Commission Final Report CEC-500-2015-062. Sacramento, CA.