University of California, Riverside

Center for Conservation Biology



Shipley-Skinner Endowment - Final Reports and Award Recognition


2016 Funded Projects

Does conversion of shurblands to grasslands affect soil nitrogen trace gas emissions?
Holly Andrews
Darrel Jenerette
Proposal

A Gut Feeling: Do Gut Microbiomes Help Invasive Species Rapidly Acclimate?
Amanda Hale
Jessica Purcell
Proposal

Effects of Invasion on Soil Fungal Communities and Soil-Water Status Serving as Possible Barriers to Chaparral Restoration
Michala Phillips
Edith Allen
Proposal

Diet analyses of pollinator predators in sage scrub and chaparral ecosystems
Paul Masonick
Christiane Weirauch
Proposal

Effects of ant invasion on pollinator communities along an urbanization gradient
Michelle C. Miner
Jacob M. Cecala
Erin E. Wilson-Rankin
Proposal

2015 Funded Projects

Changes in above- and below-ground phenological relations across type-converted invaded grasslands in southern California
Michala Phillips
Edith Allen
Proposal
 Report

Modelling the effects of space on community stability in Western Riverside County
Sean M. Hayes
Kurt E. Anderson
Proposal
Report

Success of Plant Restorations by Comparing Soil Microbial Composition among Restored and Intact Native Systems
Brooke Pickett
Emma Aronson
Proposa
Report

Temporal variation and effects of drought in coastal sage scrub plant-pollinator mutualisms
C. Sheena Sidhu
Erin E. Wilson Rankin
Proposal
Report

 2014 Funded Projects

Soil biota in abandoned agricultural fields limits restoration of native forbs in southern California
Bridget E. Hilbig
Edith Allen
2014 Report

Identifying plant-pollinator relationships of the Riverside coastal sage scrub ecosystem for habitat and plant conservation
C. Sheena Sidhu
Erin E. Wilson Rankin
2014 Annual Report

Arthropods as the Missing Link to Understanding the Ecological Impact of an Invasive Plant, Brassica tournefortii
Sarah O'Neill
M. P. Daugherty
2014 Progress Report

Growth rates of  three competitor minnow species (Gambusia affinis, Notemigonus cryoleucas, and Pimephales promelas) at varying productivity levels and implications for coexistence
Danielle Pitt
Kurt Anderson
2014 Proposal

Contributions of arbuscular mycorrhizal communities to the invasive habit of Bromus rubens: sources, patterns and mechanisms
Matthew R. O'Neill
Michael F. Allen
2014 Proposal

2011 Funded Projects

Predator-free habitat in southern California's threatened ephermeral ponds
Ashkaan K. Fahimipour
Kurt Anderson
2011 Abstract

Evaluating Nitrogen Deposition to Coastal Sage Srub Communities
Amanda Cobbs-Russell
James O. Sickman
2011 Abstract

The Relationship of Giant Reed Control to the Long-term Success of Riparian Restoration
Kai T. Palenscar
Jodie S. Holt
2011 Abstract

2006 Funded Projects


Prescribed burn and non-native plant density effects on soil characteristics in a California grassland
Sara Jo Dickens
Edith Allen

Long term effects of nitrogen fertilizer on coastal sage scrub vegetation at Lake Skinner
Edith Allen
Proposal (PDF)

Studying the genetics benefits of a wildlife crossing as part of the Western Riverside County Multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan
Leonard Nunney
Laramy Enders
Senanu Pearson
Byron Weckworth
Proposal (PDF)

Incorporating Larval Host Plant Plantago erecta Niche Models into Quino Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha quino) Niche Models to Improve Performance
Kristine Preston
Rick Redak
Proposal (PDF)

2009 Funded Projects

Thresholds for exotic forb control to restore coastal sage scrub vegetation
Kristin Weathers
Edith Allen
2009 Abstract

Evaluating Wildlife Corridor Linkages: Do Underpasses Connect the Peninsular and Traverse Mountain Ranges?
Michelle Murphy
2009 Abstract

Community Factors Affecting Giant Reed (Arundo donax) Establishment within the Riparian Plant Community of Southern California
Kai Palenscar
2009 Abstract

Environmental and Community Factors Influencing the Distribution of Pennisetum setaceum in California
Lynn (Wihbey) Sweet
Jodie S. Holt
2009 Abstract

 

 

2005 Funded Projects


Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
Edith Allen

Testing ecological niche models for sensitive coastal sage scrub species
Kristine Preston
John Rotenberry

2004 Funded Projects


Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
Edith Allen
Final Report (PDF)

2003 Funded Projects


Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
Edith Allen
Final Report (PDF)

Seedbanks and native species emergence on the Shipley Reserve
Robert Cox
Edith Allen
Final Report (PDF)

Environmental factors affecting establishment of Arundo donax in Southern California
Lauren Quinn
Jodie Holt
Final Report (PDF)

The influence of urban land use on edge effects in California coastal sage scrub
Shannon Kirshtner
Rick Redak

Effects of habitat disturbance on stress and reproduction in desert iguanas
Jessica Bunkers
Ted Garland
Abstract (PDF)
Comprehensive Power Point Presentation (PDF)

2002 Funded Projects


Testing techniques for weed control at the Shipley Reserve
Edith Allen
Final Report (PDF)

Understanding competitive relationships as a strategy for restoring Crown Valley: Using the rare Forb, Erodium macrophyllum, as a model species
Ian Gillespie
Edith Allen
Final Report (PDF)

Integrating conservation science in Southern California
Thomas Scott

Non-local transportation of Lotus scoparius: Testing the home-site advantage hypothesis for pollination and floral form
Paul Aigner
Arlee Montalvo
Nickolas Waser

The role of hydraulic loft during the establishment of Quercus agrifolia seedlings at the Shipley-Skinner Reserve
Jose Querejeta
Michael Allen
Final Report (PDF)

Management and restoration of California Riparian ecosystems
Lauren Quinn
Jodie Holt
Final Report (PDF)

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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Center for Conservation Biology
1435 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5494
E-mail: ccbucr@ucr.edu

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