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Ecological Restoration

Summary The Ecological Restoration Workgroup will bring together a diverse group of CE Specialists, Advisors, and AES Faculty to encourage collaboration on ecological restoration research and outreach. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge transfer among individuals from different disciplines (natural resources, invasive species, rangeland management, forestry, agricultural ecology, urban ecology, etc.) in order to address long-standing issues associated with vegetation management on natural and working landscapes. Land owners, managers, agencies, growers, and the public are interested in the development of novel vegetation management strategies that are logistically and monetarily feasible, do not take land out of production, and promote sustainable and healthy communities. This workgroup will function to address this important and underserved stakeholder need.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Travis Bean (Chair)
Phone 951-827-5130
Unit: Botany & Plant Sciences
Membership List
AES Scientist
Eviner, Valerie Department of Plant Sciences
  Associate Professor Using a mechanistic understanding of plant-soil interactions to increase our understanding and effective management of: invasions, restoration, biogeochemical cycling, global change, grazing systems, and sustainable agriculture.
Larios, Loralee
  Assistant Professor Restoration Ecology, Plant Invasions
Moore, Kara
  Assistant Project Scientist Conservation biology, demography, spatial modeling, restoration ecology
Young, Truman Department of Plant Sciences
  Professor and Restoration Ecologist Restoration Ecology; plant population and community ecology; conservation biology; human-dominated landscapes; savanna rangeland and forest ecosystems; plant-animal interactions; evolutionary ecology.
CE Advisor
Barry, Sheila Santa Clara County
  County Director Santa Clara / Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, San Francisco Bay Area Rangeland Ecology and Management, Beef Cattle Production, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management,
Davy, Josh Tehama County
  Livestock, Range, and Natural Resources Advisor / County Director Livestock, Range and Irrigated Pasture
De Lasaux, Michael Plumas Sierra
  Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, Community Fuel Reduction and Watershed Management
Drill, Sabrina Los Angeles County
  Natural Resources Advisor Watershed education, conservation and restoration of aquatic and wildland habitats and anadramous fishes, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, fire ecology and landscape preparation, land use planning, environmental literacy and public participation in science.
Finzel, Julie Kern County
  Farm Advisor Animal Science and Rangeland Ecology and Management
Getts, Thomas Lassen County
  Weed Ecology and Cropping Systems Advisor
Goodell, Peter Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus, IPM Development and delivery of IPM tactics, nematode and insect pest management in field crops, (cotton, alfalfa, melon) developing IPM strategies at the ecological landscape level
Harper, John Mendocino County
  Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor Sheep & goat production, range cattle production, rangeland, watershed, water quality, computer applications.
Lewis, David Marin County
  Director Watershed Management and Research
Lile, David Lassen County
  County Director Livestock / Natural Resources
Long, Rachael Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management Pest management, agronomy, dry beans, alfalfa, water quality, oil seed crops
Mashiri, Fadzayi Mariposa County
  County Director Mariposa, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Mariposa, Merced Counties Livestock Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Management of Natural Resources
McDonald, Chris San Bernardino County
  Inland and Desert Natural Resources Advisor, County Co-Director San Bernardino invasive plants, weeds, native plant restoration, vegetation management,
Rao, Devii San Benito County
  Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Rangeland Ecology and Management, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management, Conservation of Biological Diversity, Watershed Protection and Management.
Rivers, Carissa Siskiyou County
  County Director/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
Snell, Laura Modoc County
  County Director and Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor Livestock & Natural Resources
Stackhouse, Jeffery Humboldt County Office
  Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor
Tjosvold, Steven Santa Cruz County
  Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor Emeritus Environmental horticulture
Valachovic, Yana Humboldt County Office
  Forest Advisor and Humboldt - Del Norte County Director Forest management and ecology
Wilen, Cheryl Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor. Also: IPM Extension Coordinator for Natural Resources Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for ornamental plant production and maintenance including nurseries, greenhouses, field production, floriculture, turf and landscape, pesticide reduction and alternatives. Research specialty in weed management, snails & slugs.
CE Specialist
Allen, Edith Botany & Plant Sciences
  CE Natural Resources Specialist & Professor of Plant Ecology
Bean, Travis Botany & Plant Sciences
  Assistant Weed Science Specialist in Cooperative Extension
DiTomaso, Joseph Weed Science Program
  CE Weed Specialist Non-crop areas, including weeds of rangeland, forestry, rights-of-way, roadside, wetlands, and natural sites and taxomony
Moritz, Max UC Santa Barbara - CE Specialist
  Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension Fire Ecology and Management; Disturbance Regimes; Spatial Analysis; Fire Policy; Climate Change Adaptation
O'Geen, Anthony Soils & Biogeochemistry Program
  Cooperative Extension   Soil Resource Specialist Soil-landscape relationships, hydropedology, application of digital soil databases, soil survey; pedologic and hydrologic processes in deep regolith; macrofauna and mesofauna in soils.
Pathak, Tapan UC Merced - Cooperative Extension Specialist
  Specialist in Climate Adaptation in Ag
Sandoval Solis, Samuel Land, Air & Water Resources
  Assistant Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in Water Resources Water Resources Management
Scott, Thomas Earth Sciences
  Natural Resources   Wildlife Specialist Conservation of wildlife, wildlife/urban interface. Response of wildlife to human disturbances
Tate, Kenneth Department of Plant Sciences
  Russell L. Rustici Rangeland Watershed Specialist water quality, riparian areas, restoration, mountain meadows, grazing, range management
Westphal, Andreas Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Other ANR
Brownsey, Philip Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
  Rangeland Restoration Academic Coordinator
Jones, Michael Mendocino County
  Forestry Advisor - Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties Entomology; Integrated pest management of invasive and endemic forest pests
Roche, Leslie Department of Plant Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Rangeland Management
Rodrigues, Kimberly Hopland Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Specialist, Emeritus Administration; Environmental Science, Policy and Management; Collaborative Science
Windbiel-Rojas, Karey Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management
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Membership Totals
Number of Members40
ANR Members39
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