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Edwin D. Grosholz Ph.D.

Professor and Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy
One Shields Avenue
2132 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-9151
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Edwin Grosholz has been a member of the UC Davis faculty since 1999. He has an international reputation as an expert in coastal and inland water resources with a particular focus on invasive species management and habitat restoration. His work includes understanding the impacts of introduced animals and plants on coastal estuaries, the consequences of restoring river floodplains, obstacles to restoring native oysters and developing indicators of estuarine ecosystem health. His outreach program addresses ways of educating the public about the threat posed by biological invasions and ways to increase participation in reducing future introductions. Dr. Grosholz received his B.A. in biology from Brown University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1990. Since then he has published over forty peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has edited a new book on Anthropogenic Modification of North American Salt Marshes. He has also been a principal investigator on more than twenty-five federal and state grants and contracts investigating invasive species and habitat restoration in aquatic systems. In his outreach education program, he has produced numerous education materials including posters, videos, pamphlets, web sites, and watch cards. These materials are targeted towards members of the public and representatives of industries that are affected by the sales and distribution of aquatic introduced species as well as the state and federal agencies responsible for managing affected water resources. Many of these materials are published in other languages including Spanish and Chinese in order to better communicate the messages to the California’s diverse population. Alexander and Elizabeth Swantz established this chair in cooperative extension to address current issues regarding water and water resources in California. The goal is to support the development of an integrated applied research and outreach education program that addresses critical future issues regarding the management and stewardship of California’s water and water resources.


Coastal and Inland Water Resources

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