Carla D'Antonio (Homepage)Professor
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9620
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Research interests: Plant/soil interactions, plant species composition, how human activities and disturbance influence plant communities. I have a strong interest in the application of ecological knowledge to ecosystem restoration and management.
As an extension of the watershed monitoring portion of the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER and in collaboration with the Schimel lab, my lab has been evaluating how plant communities and soil and plant nitrogen respond to high intensity wildfire. We are calibrating on the ground sampling of plant composition and cover with hyperspectral images to develop protocols for remotely monitoring long term ecosystem recovery. We will also be correlating plant recovery and soil nitrogen dynamics with nitrate and sediment in stream discharge.