Judith A. King

Judith A. King

Lecturer of Earth Sciences


Department of Earth Sciences
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

Office: NSM B320
Tel (310) 243-3405
E-Mail: jking@csudh.edu


  • M.A., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1998


  • EAR 100 Physical Geology
  • EAR 101 Physical Geology Laboratory
  • GEOG 200 Physical Geography
  • GEOG 350 World Geography
  • GEOG 420 Natural Resources
  • GEOG 433 Environmental Analysis
  • GEOG 495 Biogeography of Southern California
  • SMT 312 Natural Processes and Human Welfare - Environmental Geology
  • SMT 416 Earth Science for Teachers


Judith joined the Earth Sciences department as a student in 1993. She returned as a part-time Lecturer in 2000 and is presently a full-time Lecturer in the department. Her graduate studies focused on reconstructing the paleoclimate of the Los Angeles Basin, especially streamflow. Consequently, water supply to the Los Angeles area is a strong interest of hers. Several of her courses focus on our local water supply, and she routinely takes geography students to the Mono Lake basin and Owens Valley to traverse and learn about Los Angeles' precarious water delivery system. Judith possess a strong familiarity with resources and environmental issues in all mediterranean-climate zones, and has widely explored the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. At present, she volunteers in a beach bluff restoration project in Redondo Beach, and is on the Science Advisory Board to the Palos Verdes Land Conservency. She also volunteers in the Cornucopia project in Malibu, bringing native plant restoration and organic gardening projects to the students at Malibu High School.


  • J.A. King and G.M. MacDonald, 2003. Pinus monophylla's (Singleleaf Pinyon Pine) Utility for Dendroclimatological Reconstructions in the Los Angeles Basin. Presented March 6, 2003 at the American Association of Geographer's Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rundel, P.W. and J.A. King, 2001. Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics in the Urban/wildland Interface of Southern California, Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 2:209-219.
  • Hidalgo, H.G., J.A. Dracup, G.M. MacDonald, and J.A. King, 2001. Comparison of tree species sensitivity to high and low extreme hydroclimatic events. Physical Geography, 22:2 115-134.