I am fascinated with how environmental variation in time and space (spatiotemporal heterogeneity) affect the diversity and functioning of communities. I use laboratory, mesocosm, field, and data mining studies with temporary freshwater ecosystems (including vernal pools and rock pools) to address questions at all ecological levels (individuals to ecosystem). My research also encompasses food webs, metacommunities, latitudinal gradients, spatiotemporal linkages, eutrophication, species invasions, and disturbance ecology.
Courses taught include General Ecology, Population and Community Ecology, Quantitative Methods in Biology, Introduction to Scientific Analysis, Seminar in Ecology, and Freshman Seminar.
Jamie M. Kneitel, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95819-6077
Office: Sequoia Hall 404
Lab: Sequoia Hall 26 and 38
Office phone: 916.278.3633
I am on sabbatical during the 2017-18 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology at the University of Haifa. You can check out my Fulbright Scholar Blog
CSUS story on Fulbright Award
My ongoing Israel species list
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