Applied Plant Ecology
The focus of the Applied Plant Ecology Division is on sustainability and restoration of native ecosystems, seed science, habitat monitoring and management, plant-animal interactions, and recovery programs for rare and endangered plant species. Projects link applied research, conservation outreach, education, and capacity-building activities to support conservation of threatened habitats.
Activities include applied research, data sharing, technology transfer, and workshops. Current efforts are centered on conserving and restoring Southern California coastal sage scrub habitats, developing and implementing the Native Seeds for Native Americans program, and working with local communities on palm conservation and development of sustainable harvest techniques in Mexico and Peru.
Applied Plant Ecology Staff
- Bryan Endress, Ph.D., Director of Applied Plant Ecology
- Kelly M. Andersen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate
- Burak Pekin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate
- Leonel Lopez-Toledo, Ph.D., Research Associate
- Christa Horn Research Coordinator
- Stacy Anderson Research Technician
- Sara Motheral Senior Research Technician
- Darwin Martinez Chamba, Graduate Student, Ecuador