Publications

Decadal predictability of late winter precipitation in western Europe through an ocean–jet stream connection

Isla R. Simpson, Stephen G. Yeager, Karen A. McKinnon & Clara Deser

Published Work | 2019 |


Plant functional traits predict the drought response of native California plant species

Pezner, AK, Pivovaroff AL, Sun W, Sharifi MR, Rundel PW, Seibt U.

Published Work | 2019 | International Journal of Plant Science


Cache Pilfering in a Granivore Guild: Implications for Reintroduction Management

R. Chock, G. Grether, D. Shier

Published Work | 2019 | The Journal of Wildlife Management 83(7):1607–1616


Landscape genomic signatures indicate reduced gene flow and forest-associated adaptive divergence in an endangered neotropical turtle

Gallego-Garcia, N., G. Forero-Medina, M. Vargas-Ramirez, S. Caballero, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2019 | Molecular Ecology 28:2757–2771


The Effect of Ecophysiological Traits on Live Fuel Moisture Content

Alexandria L. Pivovaroff, Nathan Emery, M. Rasoul Sharifi, Marti Witter, Jon E. Keeley and Philip W. Rundel

Published Work | 2019 | Fire 2019, 2(2), 28


Recent warming of landfalling atmospheric rivers along the West Coast of the United States

Gonzales, K.R., Swain, D.L., Barnes, E.A., K. Nardi, and N.S. Diffenbaugh

Published Work | 2019 | Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres


Invasive annuals respond more negatively to drought than native species

Justin M. Valliere, Evelin B. Escobedo, Gary M. Bucciarelli, M. Rasoul Sharifi and Philip W. Rundel

Published Work | 2019 | New Phytologist


Is society ready for precipitation whiplash?

D.L. Swain

Published Work | 2019 | Earth's Future


Phylogenomics of the adaptive radiation of Triturus newts supports gradual ecological niche expansion towards an incrementally aquatic lifestyle

Wielstra, B., E. McCartney-Melstad, J. W. Arntzen, R. K. Butlin and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2019 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 133:120-127



Effects of Building Size Growth on Residential Energy Efficiency and Conservation in California

Eric D. Fournier, Felicia Federico, Erik Porse, Stephanie Pincetl

Published Work | 2019 | Applied Energy


Assessing effects of nonnative crayfish on mosquito survival

Gary M. Bucciarelli, Daniel Suh, Avery Davis Lamb, Dave Roberts, Debra Sharpton, H. Bradley Shaffer, Robert N. Fisher, Lee B. Kats

Published Work | 2019 | Conservation Biology 33:122-131


Global Conservation Status of Turtles and Tortoises (Order Testudines)

Rhodin, A. G. J. and 55 co-authors

Published Work | 2018 | Chelonian Conservation and Biology 17:135-161


Urban biodiversity arks

Shaffer, H. B.

Published Work | 2018 | Nature Sustainability 1: 725-727


Genomewide SNP markers breathe new life into phylogeography and species delimitation for the problematic short-necked turtles (Chelidae: Emydura) of eastern Australia

Georges, A., B. Gruber, G. B. Pauly, D. White, M. J. Young, A. Kilian, X. Zhang, H. B. Shaffer, and P.J. Unmack

Published Work | 2018 | Molecular Ecology 27:5195-5213


Adapting Urban Water Systems to Manage Scarcity in the 21st Century: The Case of Los Angeles

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

Published Work | 2018 | Environmental Management


Follow-up ecological studies for cryptic species discoveries: Decrypting the leopard frogs of the eastern U.S.

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

Published Work | 2018 | U.S. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0205805



Genomic data recover previously undetectable fragmentation effects in an endangered amphibian

McCartney-Melstad, E., J. K. Vu, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2018 | Molecular Ecology 27:4430-4443



On the Connection Between Global Hydrologic Sensitivity and Regional Wet Extremes

C.W. Thackeray, A.M. DeAngelis, A. Hall, D.L. Swain, X. Qu

Published Work | 2018 | Geophysical Research Letters


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


Repeated mowing to restore remnant native grasslands invaded by nonnative annual grasses: upsides and downsides above and below ground

Justin M. Valliere, Susan Balch, Carole Bell, Carlos Contreras, Bridget E. Hilbig

Published Work | 2018 | Restoration Ecology


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