NCEAS Director Frank Davis Chapter Contributor
The newly published book, “Ecosystems of California” (UC Press, 2016) evaluates the natural processes of California's natural ecosystems, drivers of change and how California's unique ecosystems may react to these drivers in the future. This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of this biologically diverse state examining its myriad landscapes through multiple lenses: past and present, flora and fauna, aquatic and terrestrial, natural and managed. Frank Davis, NCEAS director, contributed the chapter on Oak Woodlands.
Frank Davis has done two terms at NCEAS, first as Deputy Director in the late 90's and currently as Director of NCEAS for the past five years. He heads the Biogeography Lab at the Bren School at University of California, Santa Barbara, and his research focuses on the landscape ecology of California plant communities, the design of protected-area network, rangeland and farmland conservation, and the biological implications of regional climate change.
Ecosystems of California, University of California Press (2016), Edited by Harold Mooney and Erika Zavaleta