Mathias Research Projects

at Santa Cruz Island 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: Angelo Coast Range Reserve, Chickering American River Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Res., and Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Scaling up demography How climate and species interactions shape the population dynamics and management of the invasive herb Plantago lanceolata
    Researcher: William Petry
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

  2. Year: 2014-2015
    Reserves Used: Box Springs Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Quail Ridge Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, SNRS – Yosemite Field Station, and Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mntns. Res.
    Research Title: Predicting the effects of climate change on floral traits and reproductive success in Clarkia: using geographic variation in climate as a proxy for temporal change
    Researcher: Kristen Peach
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  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: 2013-2014
    Reserves Used: Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve and Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Holocene evolution of southern Californian estuaries: sedimentological evidence for tsunamis, subsidence, and sea level changes
    Researcher: Laura Reyonlds
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  5. Year: 2011-2012
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island
    Research Title: Reconstructing Prehistoric Plant Use on Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher: Kristin Hoppa
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  6. Year: 2010-2011
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: A test of Acoustic Sensors for Monitoring the Relative Abundance of a Rare Seabird Species, the Ashy Storm-Petrel
    Researcher: Abraham Borker
    UC Campus: UC Santa Cruz

  7. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Cascading effects of nutrient enrichment on rocky intertidal assemblages
    Researcher: Rachel Clausing
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  8. Year: 2009-2010
    Reserves Used: Box Springs Reserve, Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve, Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Emerson Oaks Reserve, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
    Research Title: How well can fungi migrate under a changing climate?
    Researcher: Stephanie Kivlin
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

  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: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Anthropogenic nutrient loading on rocky intertidal biodiversity: context-dependent effects?
    Researcher: Rachel Clausing
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  11. Year: 2008-2009
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Ecological interactions between epiphytic macrolichen (Ramalina menziesii) and fog on Santa Cruz Island, California
    Researcher: Sara A. Baguskas
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  12. Year: 2008-2009
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Developing translocation as a species conservation tool with an empirical understanding of the way organisms perceive their environment
    Researcher: Tal Ben-Horin
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  13. Year: 2008-2009
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Household and Community Organization at Nimatlala, a Historic Period Chumash Village on Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher: Elizabeth A. Sutton
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  14. Year: 2007-2008
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: An Analysis of Seasons of Occupation for Selected Prehistoric Chumash Settlement Sites on Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher: Heather Thakar Hucks
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  15. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used:  Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title:  Relative Importance of Plant Resources Through Time on Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher:  Kristina Gill
    UC Campus:  UC Santa Barbara

  16. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used:  Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title:  Early Maritime Hunter-Gatherer Occupation and the Initial Human Migration into the New World, Santa Cruz Island, California
    Researcher:  Amy  Gusick
    UC Campus:  UC Santa Barbara

  17. Year:  2006-2007
    Reserves Used:  Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title:  Mechanism behind diurnal activity changes of Santa Cruz Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis): A possible long-term anti-predator defense for a naive, endangered species or a density dependent behavioral shift?
    Researcher:  Hilary M. Swarts
    UC Campus:  UC Davis

  18. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Fog contributions of pedogenesis and hydrology in Pinus muricata ecosystems of Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher: Julie Baker
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  19. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Display dives of the Santa Cruz Island hummingbirds
    Researcher: Christopher James Clark
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  20. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Dwarfism in the Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)
    Researcher: Melissa M. Gray
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  21. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Shifting interior settlement strategies and the evolution of sociopolitical complexity on Santa Cruz Island, California
    Researcher: Elizabeth A. Sutton
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  22. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Circadian temporal activity of the Santa Cruz Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis): A possible newfound anti-predator defense for a naive, endangered species
    Researcher: Hilary M. Swarts
    UC Campus: UC Davis

  23. Year: 2005-2006
    Reserves Used: Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve
    Hastings Natural History Reservation
    Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
    Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Population genetics and molecular evolution of self-incompatibility in the Papaveraceae family
    Researcher: Timothy Paape
    UC Campus: UC San Diego

  24. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: A high resolution reconstruction of late Pleistocene climate change at Santa Cruz Island, California
    Researcher: Rebecca Anderson
    UC Campus: UC Berkeley

  25. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Modeling the human use of space: historical ranching on the Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Researcher: Jeff Howarth
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  26. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: The role of nest predation in shaping nest site selection and clutch size in songbirds
    Researcher: Susana Ines Peluc
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  27. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Geological mapping and thermal history of high-grade metamorphic clasts in Miocene strata on Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher: Grant Yip
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  28. Year: 2004-2005
    Reserve: Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
    Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
    Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: A latitudinal comparison of thermal tolerance and gene expression patterns in Nucella larvae
    Researcher: Mackenzie Zippay
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  29. Year: 2003-2004
    Reserves Used: Bodega Marine Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Scripps Coastal Reserve
    Research Title: Morphological and ecological divergence of the intertidal kelp, Egregia menziesii (Tuner) Areschoug
    Researcher: Sarah K. Henkel
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  30. Year: 2002-2003
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Priority Effects in Native Plant Reinvasion of California Alien Annual Grasslands
    Researcher: Stephanie Yelenik
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  31. 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

  32. Year: 2000-2001
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: The evolutionary response of plants to root herbivory
    Researcher: Sean Watts
    UC Campus: Santa Barbara

  33. Year: 2000-2001
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve & Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve
    Research Title: The effect of different reproductive strategies on the gentic variation of eastern Pacific eelgrass taxa: a focus on the bay pipefish (Syngnathus leptorhynchus)
    Researcher: Kristina Louie
    UC Campus: UCLA

  34. Year: 2000-2001
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Analysis of gene flow in mainland and island populations of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Rhizopogon rubescens
    Researcher: Lisa Grubisha
    UC Campus: Berkeley

  35. 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

  36. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: The Development of Middle Period Fishing Practices of the Island Chumash
    Researcher: Peter Paige
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  37. Year: 1999-2000
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Geographic variation in pollinator-mediated selection within the Dudleya caespitosa species complex: evidence for the role of pollinators in floral divergence and plant speciation
    Researcher: Paul Aigner
    UC Campus: UC Riverside

  38. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Oxygen Isotope Stratigraphy as a Means for Correlating deformed Marine Terraces to Calculate Uplift Rates
    Researcher: Molly Trecker
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  39. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Oxygen Isotope Stratigraphy as a Means for Correlating deformed Marine Terraces to Calculate Uplift Rates
    Researcher: Ross Hartleb
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  40. Year: 1997-1998
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Oxygen Isotope Stratigraphy as a Means for Correlating deformed Marine Terraces to Calculate Uplift Rates
    Researcher: Larry Gurrola
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  41. Year: 1995-1996
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Feeding Kinematics of the Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum: A Challenge to the Ecomorphological Paradigm?
    Researcher: Lara Ferry
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

  42. Year: 1994-1995
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Molecular Genetic Analysis of Social Organization in the Island Fox
    Researcher: Gary Roemer
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  43. Year: 1993-1994
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Molecular Genetic Analysis of Social Organization in the island fox
    Researcher: Gary Roemer
    UC Campus: UC Los Angeles

  44. Year: 1993-1994
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Prehistoric bead production at Orizaba and Cueva Valdaze, Santa Cruz Island: Local resource availability and exchange
    Researcher: Ann Munns
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  45. Year: 1993-1994
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: Biogeography and ecology of streams on Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher: Laura Furlong
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  46. Year: 1991-1992
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: The effect of introduced honey bees (Apis mellifera) on selection on floral characters
    Researcher: Susanna Remold
    UC Campus: UC Irvine

  47. Year: 1991-1992
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: The Biogeography and ecology of streams on Santa Cruz Island
    Researcher: Laura Furlong
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

  48. Year: 1990-1991
    Reserves Used: Santa Cruz Island Reserve
    Research Title: The Santa Cruz Island Fault: Recent fault motion and late-Quaternary strain
    Researcher: Nicholas Pinter
    UC Campus: UC Santa Barbara

 


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