Mathias Research Projects

at McLaughlin Natural Reserve


Mathias Research Projects
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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: 2014-2015
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Restoring phenology? An assessment of phenology dynamics in two native lupines used commonly in restoration
    Researcher: Olliff Rachael
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  2. Year: 2013-2014
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Speciation Mechanisms in Streptanthus: a flagship neo-endemic of the California flora
    Researcher: Kyle Christie
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  3. Year: 2013-2014
    Reserves Used: Angelo Coast Range Reserve, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Coal Oil Point Reserve, Dawson Los Monos Reserve, Emerson Oaks Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve ,Kenneth S Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Quail Ridge Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, and Stunt Ranch
    Research Title: The California tick transect: Assessing regional differences in community composition, infection prevalence, and human risk of tick-borne disease
    Researcher: Andrew MacDonald
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  4. Year: 2012-2013
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Impacts of nutrient addition and climate change on soil microbial communities: Linkages with plant communities and ecosystem function across a soil fertility gradient
    Researcher: Kelly Gravuer
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  5. Year: 2010-2011
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: The role of mycorrhizal symbioses over a soil stress gradient at a Northern California mercury mine and effects on native and invasive plants
    Researcher: Taraneh Emam
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  6. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: McLaughliln Natural Reserve
    Research Title: How do responses to flower density vary with spatial scale and between pollinator taxa?
    Researcher: Carla Essenberg
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  7. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: Dawson Los Monos Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural History Reservation, Quail Ridge Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve
    Research Title: Ecological adaptations and the evolution of reproductive barriers in the Lasthenia californica complex
    Researcher: Jennifer Yost
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Year:  2008-2009
    Reserves Used:  McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Local adaptation of cryptic seed coloration: a novel defense mechanism?
    Researcher: Stephanie Porter
    UC Campus:  UC Davis

  11. Year:  2007-2008
    Reserves Used:  McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title:  Do losses of native competitors make California grasslands more vulnerable to yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) invasion?
    Researcher:  Kristin Hulvey
    UC Campus:  UC Santa Cruz

  12. Year: 2007-2008
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Patterns of partnership and local adaptation in a native and invasive legume-rhizobia symbiosis on and off serpentine soil
    Researcher: Stephanie Porter
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  13. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used:  McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title:  The effect of native forb abundance on invasion resistance: Using a native tarweed (Hemizonia congesta spp. luzulifolia) to manage yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) in California grasslands
    Researcher:  Kris Hulvey
    UC Campus:  UC Santa Cruz

  14. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used:  McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title:  Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of the Species-Area Relationship from Serpentine Habitats
    Researcher:  Adam B. Smith
    UC Campus:  UC Berkeley

  15. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title:  The effects of climate, soil type, and competition on the success of serpentine endemics
    Researcher:  Barbara M. Going
    UC Campus:  UC Davis
  16. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Examining the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in plant adaptation to serpentine soil
    Researcher: Shannon M. Peters
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  17. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Developing a Mechanistic Understanding of the Species-Area Relationship from Serpentine Habitats
    Researcher: Adam B. Smith
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  18. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Environmental effects on effective population size of Plantago erecta
    Researcher: Erin K Espeland
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  19. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Investigation of the role of local genetic differentiation and phenotypic plasticity in the invasion of serpentine soil habitats by the exotic species, Erodium cicutarium
    Researcher: Brooke Jacobs
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  20. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Male sexual coercion and female resistance in a haplodiploid bee
    Researcher: Benjamin H. Rossi
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  21. Year: 2003-2004
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Investigation of soil moisture and surface temperature effects on erodium species invasion in serpentine outcrop-to-valley-bottom slopes using wireless sensor networks
    Researcher: Leo Szumel
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  22. Year: 2003-2004
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Interacting effects of propagule limitation, habitat restriction, competition, and the spatial distribution of Lupinus nanus
    Researcher: Kara Moore
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  23. Year: 2003-2004
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Interactions between a hemiparasitic invader and recipient grassland communities
    Researcher: Sarah Elmendorf and Amy Freestone
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  24. Year: 2002-2003
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: The role of soil microorganisms in invasion of California serpentine grasslands
    Researcher: Kit Batten
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  25. Year: 2001-2002
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Causes and Consequences of Spatial Variation in a Plant-parasite Interaction
    Researcher: Yuri Springer
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  26. Year: 2000-2001
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Serpentine seep plant communities: A definition, delineation, and use in testing local, regional, and differential diversity patterns
    Researcher: Amy Freestone
    UC Campus: Davis

  27. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: Angelo Coast Range Reserve, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, VESR - Valentine Camp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab (SNARL), Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, and Hastings Natural History Reservation
    Research Title: Molecular ecology of wetwood: relationships between host variables and prokaryote community composition
    Researcher: Thomas Hofstra
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  28. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Ants as Allochthonous Vehicles for Aboveground Transport: Impacts on Belowground Foodwebs
    Researcher: April Boulton
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  29. Year: 1998-1999
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Factors affecting pollination in the rare serpentine endemic plant, Mimulus nundatus (scrophulariaceae)
    Researcher: Christy Brigham
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  30. Year: 1996-1997
    Reserves Used: Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: The ecological and evoluationary determnants of polymorphism in social insets: a study of the ant genus Componotus
    Researcher: Sean Brady
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  31. Year: 1992-1993
    Reserves Used: McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Research Title: Ant specificity to unique isolated habitats: A comparison of ant assemblages on serpentine and non-serpentine soils in McLaughlin Natural Reserve
    Researcher: Brian Fisher
    UC Campus: UC Davis

 


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