I study 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 wet and dry phase taxa, including bacteria, algae, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. This research also encompasses conservation ecology, food webs, metacommunities, latitudinal gradients, spatiotemporal linkages, eutrophication, species invasions, restoration, endangered species ecology, 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: Sequoia Hall 26 and 38
Office phone: 916.278.6535
Fulbright Scholar (2017-8)
Department of Evolutionary & Environmental Biology, University of Haifa (Israel) & Laboratoire de Botanique, Mycologie et Environnement, Université Mohammed V- Rabat (Morocco)
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