Ecology & Environmental Change



   Global environmental changes, such as climate change and invasions by exotic species are changing the abiotic and biotic controls over species composition in communities. We seek to predict why some species increase in abundance, and others decrease, in response to environmental changes. Additionally, we seek to understand the mechanisms underlying these responses (both ecological and evolutionary), as well as the consequences for ecosystems.

    The photo above features one of our long-term field experiments, which evaluates how invasion influences ecosystem responses to drought. A young male adult mountain lion walked through our experiment, captured in this image by a camera trap at the site, in the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

Mailing address:

Cleland Lab, UCSD

Ecology, Behavior & Evolution Section

9500 Gilman Dr. #0116

La Jolla, CA 92093-0116

Office: 1103 Muir Biology Building

Lab: 1134 Muir Biology Building