New Restoration Ecology Article

Check out my new article in Restoration Ecology describing the use of repeated mowing to restore remnant native grasslands invaded by nonnative annual grasses. In collaboration with the Santa Rosa Plateau Foundation and students from Shivela Middle School, we showed that this method may benefit native bunchgrasses, but may also have the unintended consequence of increasing other weedy species. This is a great example of how citizen science programs and environmental education can be integrated with restoration activities.


High School Student Tai Michaels Wins Los Angeles County AND California State Science Fairs!

Tai Michaels, a high school student mentored by UCLA La Kretz Center postdoc Justin Valliere, won First Place in the Environmental Division of the Los Angeles Science Fair and then went on to win first place in the Calfornia State Science Fair! Congratulations to Tai for a great job developing and executing his project aimed at understanding effects of shorter fire return intervals on chaparral vegetation.