Mathias Research Projects

at Motte Rimrock 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: 2013-2014
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve and Stunt Ranch
    Research Title: Comparative study of artificial light pollution, noise pollution, and other novel sources of anthropogenic stress on urban-dwelling bird communities
    Researcher: Jeffrey Lee
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  2. Year: 2013-2014
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: Interacting effects of mutualist community composition and phenological variation on the invasive habit of an annual grass
    Researcher: Mathew O'Neill
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  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: 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

  5. 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

  6. Year: 2008-2009
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: Restoration of Coastal Sage Scrub -- testing modifications of agricultural solarization
    Researcher: Kristin A. Weathers
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  7. Year: 2007-2008
    Reserves Used: Box Springs Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: Seed Preferences of the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex rugosus
    Researcher: Christopher Briggs
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  8. Year: 2007-2008
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: The Intra- and Interspecific Impact of Evolutionary-Feedback in the Wild: A Theoretical and Experimental Assessment
    Researcher: Martin Turcotte
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  9. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used:  Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title:  Resource investment, storage protein gene expression, and phenotypic plasticity in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants that vary in colony founding strategy
    Researcher:  Brittany Enzmann
    UC Campus:  UC Los Angeles

  10. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
    Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve SNARL
    Research Title: Queen investment and implications for colony founding in harvester ants
    Researcher: Brittany Enzmann
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  11. Year: 2003-2004
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: The influence of urban land use on edge effects in California coastal sage scrub
    Researcher: Shannon Kirshtner
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  12. Year: 2001-2002
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: Effects of different land-use types on coastal sage scrub breeding birds
    Researcher: Thomas Unfried
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  13. Year: 2000-2001
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve, Box Springs Reserve, and Emerson Oaks Reserve
    Research Title: Effects of Nitrogen Deposition on Nutrient Cycling in Exotic Annual Grasslands and Chaparral Communities in Southern California
    Researcher: Abby Sirulnik
    UC Campus: Riverside

  14. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, Elliott Chaparral Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Bodega Marine Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, and Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Maintenance of floral variation in the Mimulus aurantiacus species complex
    Researcher: Matthew Streisfeld
    UC Campus: UC San Diego

  15. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: The Relationship Between Food Availability and Population Abundance of Kangaroo Rats, Diposomys spp.
    Researcher: Yvonne Moore
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  16. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: Linking habitat choice to population dynamics in heterogeneous habitats: Sources, sinks, and ecological traps
    Researcher: William Kristan
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  17. Year: 1996-1997
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: The relative effects of nest predation and parasitism on 4 Coast Sage Scrub passerine bird species
    Researcher: Kevin Ellison
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  18. Year: 1994-1995
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: The causes of intrapopulation variation in limb morphology and locomotor performance in the western fence lizard.
    Researcher: Kenneth Halama
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  19. Year: 1991-1992
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: The influence of Introduced species on a native ephemeral in a coastal sage scrub community
    Researcher: Pamela MacKay
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  20. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: The influence of interspecific interactions on habitat use by two kangaroo rat species (Dipodomys stephensi and D. agilis)
    Researcher: Rhoda Ascanio
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  21. Year: 1989-1990
    Reserves Used: Motte Rimrock Reserve
    Research Title: Patterns of water stress-induced embolism and recovery in three arid-land vines in the Cucurbitaceae
    Researcher: Gretchen North
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

 


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