I study how environmental variation (in space and time) affects the diversity and functioning of ecological communities. I use laboratory, mesocosm, field, and data mining studies with temporary 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. 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, Plants & Civilization, Seminar in Ecology, and Community Metrics.
Jamie M. Kneitel, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
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
Department of Evolutionary & Environmental Biology, University of Haifa (Israel) & Laboratoire de Botanique, Mycologie et Environnement, Université Mohammed V- Rabat (Morocco)
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