Welcome! I am Chair and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University- Sacramento.
My research focuses on how environmental variation (in space and time) affects biodiversity and functioning of ecological communities. Laboratory, mesocosm, field, and data mining studies are used with seasonal wetlands (primarily vernal pools and rock pools) to address questions at all ecological levels (individual to ecosystem).
My students and I research a variety of taxa, including bacteria, algae, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. Topics include metacommunities, spatial ecology, conservation biology, food webs, eutrophication, species invasions, restoration, endangered species, and disturbance ecology.
Jamie M. Kneitel, Ph.D.
Chair & Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95819-6077
Office: TSC 3000
Lab: SQU 26
Office phone: 916.278.6535
Fulbright Alumni Ambassador (2022-4)
(please reach out to me for Fulbright questions and to organize Fulbright informational event)
Fulbright Scholar (2017-8)
Department of Evolutionary & Environmental Biology, University of Haifa (Israel) & Laboratoire de Botanique, Mycologie et Environnement, Université Mohammed V- Rabat (Morocco)
Also find me on:
Sac State Scholars
Recent Books and Music
News (you can find past news here)