Justin Valliere

Justin Valliere

Justin Valliere

Assistant Professor

B.A. Green Mountain College
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside
Postdoc University of California, Los Angeles
Research Fellowship University of Western Australia



Office NCSI 222
Tel (310) 243-XXXX
Email jvalliere@csudh.edu

Research Interest

I am a plant ecologist whose research is motivated by a lifelong fascination in plants and a passion for conservation. Multiple drivers of global change, such as biological invasions, air pollution, and climate change, pose a significant and growing threat to native ecosystems. A major challenge in conservation also continues to be bridging the gap between science and management. The goal of my research is to explore the impacts of human-caused global change on native plant communities, identify mechanisms of change, and inform land management and ecological restoration.

My research approach integrates biogeochemistry, community ecology, ecophysiology and soil ecology, and I utilize observational studies, manipulative field experiments, and greenhouse studies. This allows me to address hypotheses at multiple scales, from plant traits to community- and landscape-level patterns.

Courses

Bio 124: Principles of Biology III
Bio 332: Ecology
Bio 416/516: Landscape Ecology