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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?

Stoms DM and Others. 2014. Natural resource condition assessment: John Muir National Historic Site. Natural Resource Report. NPS/JOMU/NRR—2014/897. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2218894.

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 .

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.