Steering Committee Members

David B. NealeMalcolm NorthJim RichardsDavid RizzoMark Schwartz

David B. NealeDepartment: Plant Sciences

E-mail: dbneale@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 530-752-8413

Website: http://dendrome.ucdavis.edu/NealeLab/

Research: Genomics of complex traits, marker breeding and molecular basis of adaptation.

Malcolm NorthDepartment: Plant Sciences

E-mail: mpnorth@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 530-754-7398

Website: http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/affiliates/north/Malcolm.html

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.

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

Department: Plant Pathology

E-mail: dmrizzo@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 530-754-9255

Website: http://plantpathology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/rizzo/lab/homepage.html

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.

Mark SchwartzDepartment: Environmental Science & Policy

E-mail: mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 530-752-0671

Website: http://www.des.ucdavis.edu/faculty/mschwartz/schwartz.html

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.