Mathias Research Projects

at Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center


Mathias Research Projects
  By Site   •   By Date  
 

Angelo Coast Range Reserve
Año Nuevo Island Reserve
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Box Springs Reserve
Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
Chickering American River Reserve
Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve
Elliott Chaparral Reserve
Emerson Oaks Reserve
Fort Ord Natural Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Jenny Pygmy Forest Reserve
Jepson Prairie Reserve
Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
McLaughlin Natural Reserve
Motte Rimrock Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Quail Ridge Reserve
Sagehen Creek Field Station
San Joaquin Marsh Reserve
Santa Cruz Island Reserve
Scripps Coastal Reserve
Sedgwick Reserve
SNRS - Yosemite Field Station
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
White Mountain Research Center
Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve- SNARL
Valentine Camp
Younger Lagoon Reserve

 

  1. Year: 2011-2012
    Reserves Used: Bodega Marine Reserve, Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, and Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition destabilizes symbiosis in legume-rhizobia
    Researcher: John Regus
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  2. Year: 2010-2011
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: A multi-level approach to describing connectivity in Acacia greggii
    Researcher: Keith Gaddis
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  3. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Alternative reproductive strategies, intersexual conflict, and female choice in the sand wasp
    Researcher: Gilene Young
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  4. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: All Reserves in the System
    Research Title: A Visual Survey; photographic study of the University of California Natural Reserve System
    Researcher: Christopher Woodcock
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  5. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Gall morphology and distribution in the Asphondylia auripila group (Cecidomiidae) on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata)
    Researcher: Thomas R. Huggins
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  6. Year: 2002-2003
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Wolbachia frequency and distribution within and among Trichogramma wasp species
    Researcher: James Russell
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  7. Year: 2001-2002
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Comparative biomechanics of sand locomotion in lizards
    Researcher: Wyatt Korff
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  8. Year: 2001-2002
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, and Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
    Research Title: The Evolution of Uta stansburiana's Behavioral Diversity; a Phylogeographic Study
    Researcher: Ammon Corl
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  9. Year: 2000-2001
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: How does water availability affect reproductive success in desert birds? A test using water supplementation in the Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza billineata deserticola)
    Researcher: Sharon Coe
    UC Campus: Riverside

  10. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Hastings Natural History Reservation and the Sweeney Granite Mountains Reserve
    Research Title: Molecular genetics of dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes): linking mating patterns and phylogeography
    Researcher: Marjorie Matocq
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  11. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Maintenance of genetic variation in populations of desert annual Phacelias; seed bank dynamics, temporal variation in selection and habitat choice
    Researcher: Tanya Finney
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

  12. Year: 1996-1997
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve
    Research Title: Hierarchical population genetic structure of three ecologically distinct species of the genus Neotoma
    Researcher: Marjorie Matocq
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  13. Year: 1995-1996
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Reserve
    Research Title: Exotic Grass Invasions: Implications for Fire, Succession, and Ecosystem Stability in the East Mojave Desert of California
    Researcher: Michael Wangler
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  14. Year: 1995-1996
    Reserves Used: Boyd Deep Canyon Research Center and the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: The Dual Breeding Rang eof the Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens): Do Vocalizations and Timing of Molt Suggest Different Populations
    Researcher: Miyoko Chu
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  15. Year: 1994-1995
    Reserves Used: Boyd Deep Canyon Research Center and the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Delayed Plumage Maturation and Sociality in the Phainopepla: Coincidence or Connection?
    Researcher: Miyoko Chu
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  16. Year: 1993-1994
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Reserve
    Research Title: Sexual Size Dimorphism in a Solitary Sand Wasp (Microbembex argyropleura): The Effects of Size on Male-male copmetition and female fecundity, and the Mediating Influences of Temperature
    Researcher: Tamara Fraizer
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  17. Year: 1992-1993
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Archaeobotanical Site-formation Processes in the Mojave Desert
    Researcher: Elizabeth Lawlor
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  18. Year: 1991-1992
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Interference competition in heteromyid rodents: effect of exclusion of a dominant species on the activity of a subordinate species
    Researcher: Ernest Taylor
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  19. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: The consequences of herbivory as a dietary strategy for Neotoma lepida lepida (desert woodrat)
    Researcher: Felisa Smith
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

  20. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Effect of Predation Risk froma Snake on the Micro-Habitat Utilization of Desert Rodents
    Researcher: Amos Bouskila
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  21. Year: 1989-1990
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Foraging mode as a determinant of energy expenditure in desert snakes
    Researcher: Stephen Secor
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  22. Year: 1989-1990
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Effect of Predation Risk from a Snake on the Micro-Habitat Utilization of Desert Rodents
    Researcher: Amos Bouskila
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  23. Year: 1988-1989
    Reserves Used: Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center
    Research Title: Fiber Utilization by a small mammalian herbivore, Neotoma lepida lepida
    Researcher: Felisa Smith
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

 


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