Masters ThesisA comparative analysis of four methods for detecting nitrogen in a heterogeneous serpentine landscape: the potential influence of fire and habitatFranklin, David B.Ultramafic parent materials in northern California and southwestern Oregon have given rise to one of the largest serpentine regions in the world. This area is dominated by sparse, fire-prone coniferous forests and shrublands which are apparently highl . . .
Masters ThesisWeintraub, KellyThe tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) is considered a Bird of Conservation concern by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a Bird Species of Special Concern by the State of California due to dramatic and on-going population declines likely ca . . .
ThesisDifferences in Ecosystem Carbon and Nitrogen Storage of an Artificial Wetland and Local Wetlands in Southern CaliforniaMaziarz, JacobWetland ecosystems are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on Earth, yet they are being lost and degraded at an alarming rate. A growing trend to offset this loss is to construct artificial wetlands to replace the destroyed natural wetla . . .
ThesisGraffis, AndreaThrough the past 150 years over 90% of California’s vernal pool wetland habitat has been lost to agriculture and urbanization. Knowledge of the factors that drive species diversity in California’s vernal pools is required to enable proper management a . . .