Publications

Climate Change in Los Angeles County: Grid Vulnerability to Extreme Heat

D. Burillo, M. Chester, S. Pincetl, E. Fournier, D.B. Walton, F. Sun, M. Schwartz, K. Reich, and A. Hall

Published Work | 2018


Groundwater Exchange Pools and Urban Water Supply Sustainability: Modeling Directed and Undirected Networks

E. Porse, K. Mika, R. Williams, M. Gold. W. Blomquist, S. Pincetl

Published Work | 2018 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management


Characterizing the spatial scales of extreme daily precipitation in the United States

D. Touma, A.M. Michalak, D.L. Swain, N.S. Diffenbaugh

Published Work | 2018 | Journal of Climate




Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

P. Kareiva, M. Marvier, B. Silliman

Published Work | 2018


Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on Today’s Sierra Nevada Snowpack and Flood Risk

X. Huang, A. Hall, and N. Berg

Published Work | 2018 | Geophysical Research Letters


Why Do Models Produce Spread in Snow Albedo Feedback?

C.W. Thackeray, X. Qu, and A. Hall

Published Work | 2018 | Geophysical Research Letters



Building Energy Use Goals in California

Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Other | 2018


The economic value of local water supplies in Los Angeles

E. Porse, K. Mika, E. Litvak, K. Manago, T. Hogue, M. Gold, D. Pataki, S. Pincetl

Published Work | 2018 | Nature Sustainability


Increasing precipitation volatility in twenty-first-century California

D.L. Swain, B. Langenbrunner, J.D. Neelin, and A. Hall

Published Work | 2018 | Nature Climate Change


Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada: California’s Water Future

K.D. Reich, N. Berg, D.B. Walton, M. Schwartz, F. Sun, X. Huang, and A. Hall

Other | 2018



US Pacific coastal wetland resilience and vulnerability to sea-level rise

K. Thorne, G. MacDonald, G. Guntenspergen, R. Ambrose, K. Buffington, B. Dugger, C. Freeman, C. Janousek, L. Brown, J. Rosencranz, J. Holmquist, J. Smol, K. Hargan, J. Takekawa

Published Work | 2018 | Science Advances


Open data and Stormwater Systems in Los Angeles: Applications for Equitable Green Infrastructure

E. Porse

Published Work | 2018 | The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability


Urban Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County attract “wildlife spectacle” of insect pollinators

E. Hartop, E. Long, C. Bornstein, L. Gonzalez, B. Brown

Published Work | 2018 | Zoosymposia 12: 029–050 (2018)


An amphibian chemical defense phenotype is inducible across life history stages

Bucciarelli, G. M., Shaffer, H. B., Green, D. B., & Kats, L. B.

Published Work | 2017 | Scientific Reports, 7(1), 8185


Noxious newts and their natural enemies: Experimental effects of tetrodotoxin exposure on trematode parasites and aquatic macroinvertebrates

Calhoun, D.M., Bucciarelli, G.M., Kats, L.B, Zimmer, R.K., & Johnson, P.T.J.

Published Work | 2017 | Toxicon. 137: 120-127



Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in anurans of the Mediterranean region of Baja California, México

Peralta-García, A., Adams, A.J., Galina-Tessaro, P., Briggs, C.J., Valdez-Villavicencio, J.H., Hollingsworth, B.D., Shaffer, H.B., and R.N. Fisher, in press

Published Work | 2017 | Diseases of Aquatic Organisms


Distribution, identification, landscape setting, and conservation of Rana kauffeldi in the northeastern U.S.

Schlesinger, M.D., J.A. Feinberg, N.H. Nazdrowicz, J.D. Kleopfer, J. Beane, J.F. Bunnell, J. Burger, E. Corey, K. Gipe, J.W. Jaycox, E. Kiviat, J. Kubel, D. Quinn, C. Raithel, S. Wenner, E.L. White, B. Zarate, and H.B. Shaffer

Progress Report | 2017


Phylogenomic analyses of 539 highly informative loci dates a fully resolved time tree for the major clades of living turtles (Testudines)

Shaffer, H.B., McCartney-Melstad, E., Near, T., Mount, G. G., and P.Q. Spinks

Published Work | 2017 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 115: 7-15


Desert tortoises in the genomic age: population genomics and the landscape

Shaffer HB, McCartney-Melstad E, Ralph P, Bradburd G, Lundgren E, Vu J, Hagerty B, Sandmeier F, Weitzman C, Tracy CR.

Published Work | 2017 |


Molecular phylogeny and divergence of the Map Turtles (Emydidae: Graptemys)

Thomson, R.C., P. Q. Spinks, and H. B. Shaffer. in press

Published Work | 2017 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution