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Forest Biology Research Center

Steering Committee Members


David B. Neale
Department: Plant Sciences
E-mail: dbneale@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 530-752-8413
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Research: Genomics of complex traits, marker breeding and molecular basis of adaptation.
David Rizzo
Department: Plant Pathology
E-mail: dmrizzo@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 530-754-9255
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Research: Ecology and management of forest tree diseases. Current focus is on Sudden Oak Death (SOD)in CA coastal forests and diseases of conifers in the the Sierra Nevada Mountains and other interior mountain ranges. These projects are also linked to forest management including the role of fire and forest thinning.
Malcolm North
Department: Plant Sciences
E-mail: mpnorth@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 754-7398
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Research: I focus on how disturbance effects on forest ecosystem structure, function, and composition. I'm particularly interested in restoration of western conifer forests. I also work on carbon dynamics (storage and emissions) of forests in fire-prone ecosystems.
Mark Schwartz
Department: Environmental Science & Policy
E-mail: mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 530.752.0671
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Research: Climate change as it relates to Forest species distribution. I am also concerned with indirect effects of global change on forests, such as changed fire frequencies and changed fire impacts. Most of my work has been with eastern forests and changing species distributions. Most of my work relates to the conservation of biological diversity.
Jim Richards
Department: LAWR
E-mail: jhrichards@ucdavis.edu
Phone: 303-513-7526
Research: cottonwood seedling establishment; heat, light, water stress responses; effects of nitrate vs ammonium nutrition under elevated carbon dioxide; root growth in saturated soils