Biological control of invasive plants; Evolution and developmental biology of insects
My research focuses on disturbance effect in aquatic ecosystems. Through experimental and field studies, I investigate how natural disturbances (fire, flood, and drought) and human related impacts (invasive species, eutrophication and air pollution that results in accelerated climate change) that adversely affect resilience and resistance in aquatic ecosystems.
Gail graduated from our lab in Spring 2013 is now a Biology faculty member at St. Francis University.
Restoration of coastal dune communities subject to iceplant invasion
Director of Conservation and Education, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Geology/fluvial geomorphology; Landscape assessment and restoration planning
Riparian ecology and vegetation science; Restoration for biodiversity enhancement - fish and riparian birds
Emily is currently a postdoc in the Dudley Lab. Her work focuses on the use of environmental DNA to detect species presence and estimate biological diversity. Currently she is working on a project to detect rare native freshwater mussels, as well as estimate fish and amphibian diversity, in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.