Thursday, October 25, 2018. 7:30 p.m.: Restoring the Southern California ecosystem, with Erin Questad: Erin will present an overview of research into improving restoration outcomes for our native vegetation by overcoming barriers to plant establishment. Her studies include the restoration of Southern California walnut woodlands, where allelopathy and competition with invasive species can inhibit restoration. She also studies post-fire restoration planning in wildlands using remote sensing and field-collected data.
Erin Questad is an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona. She studies restoration ecology, landscape-level ecosystem management, and remote sensing applications in restoration and conservation.