Alexandria Pivovaroff

Alexandria Pivovaroff Ph.D.

Assistant Visiting Professor

Whittier College


Bio

Alex Pivovaroff is a postdoctoral researcher in the La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science.  She studies how plants respond to changes in their environment.  As a plant eco-physiologist, she specializes in water relations, hydraulics, and functional traits.  A California native herself, she is particularly interested in the California Floristic Province and other Mediterranean-type climate regions. 

Alex earned her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California Riverside, where as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow she studied chaparral and coastal sage scrub responses to drought and nitrogen deposition.  Her current research focuses on live fuel moisture, an important fire behavior trait.  She is also working on a collaborative project monitoring plant carbon and water fluxes to determine how native species will respond to climate change. She also holds a B.A. in Biology from Whittier College.

In her spare time, you can find her hiking, enjoying a hot cup of tea, or reading Mother Bruce to a certain clever and goofy kid.

Curriculum Vitae

Projects

The Green Bundle

The Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet

The market for green products has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but most consumers need something more than eco-benefits to motivate their purchases. Magali A. Delmas and David Colgan argue that many green products now offer the total package—a “green bundle” that checks the environmental box, but also offers improved performance, health benefits, savings,...

Publications

Testing the ‘microbubble effect’ using the Cavitron technique to measure xylem water extraction curves

Pivovaroff AL, Burlett R, Lavigne B, Cochard H, Santiago LS, Delzon S.

Published Work | 2016 | AoB PLANTS 8: plw011