Travis E. Huxman

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


April 22, 2016 | Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to our two wonderful undergraduate researchers, Michelle Lin and Melanie Kao, who presented their research this week in the annual competition for students in the Ayala School.  They did wonderfully well – in part because they were mentored by a fantastic graduate student, Daniel Winkler in their projects.  Michelle worked on a project looking … [ Read More ]

August 26, 2015 | The costs and efficiencies of ecological restoration

The Center for Environmental Biology in collaboration with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy just published an exciting study that looks at the costs and outcomes of ecological restoration in southern California. The study compared over 100 different treatment options in carrying out restoration of degraded land and helped to put together a set of logic statements … [ Read More ]

July 30, 2014 | Pacific Rim Environmental Specialists Visit Anza-Borrego

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park hosted a whirlwind tour Monday morning, July 28, 2014, sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, in conjunction with the San Diego Diplomacy Council. Representatives from seven Pacific Rim nations (Brunei, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tuvalu, and the People’s Republic of China), along with State Department … [ Read More ]

March 24, 2014 | The Desert Center – Pre-renovation

Pretty soon the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center is going to be completely upgraded.  We’ve had a team working for the last year on the design and construction and we’ll have it open shortly to researchers and students.  Here are some pictures of the place before the big changes happen.  

March 20, 2014 | Evaluating ecological memory in biogeochemistry

A new paper has just come out in New Phytologist that derived from several graduate student projects from the lab (Greg, Jessie) in our larger ecosystem flux work in Arizona (with Russ and Darrel), in collaboration with folks interested in coupling data and models (Kiona, Lisa).  This is a pretty cool paper that only could … [ Read More ]

March 12, 2014 | Desert annuals and rising CO2

Well, this is a milestone – the final paper including data from my dissertation was published in Global Change Biology this winter (Smith SD, Charlet TN, Zitzer SF, Abella SR, Vanier CH, Huxman TE (2014) Long-term response of a Mojave Desert winter annual plant community to a whole-ecosystem atmospheric CO2 manipulation (FACE).  Global Change Biology … [ Read More ]

February 10, 2014 | Crystal Cove Environmental Study Loop

Last friday we had the opportunity to take part in the dedication of the Environmental Study Loop, that came about to Crystal Cove State Park through a gift from Michael and Tricia Berns of Laguna Beach. It was a wonderful event and our undergraduate interns in the Center for Environmental Biology were key features along … [ Read More ]

July 24, 2013 | New Sonoran Desert Annual Paper

We just had a nice synthesis of our collaborative work in the Sonoran Desert, published in a collection of papers on climate change in July’s American Journal of Botany.  This is a really cool issue, with papers from a number of different groups on wide-ranging topics. Huxman TE, Kimball S, Angert AL, Gremer JR, Barron-Gafford … [ Read More ]