Jon                            Keeley

Jon Keeley

Adjunct Professor

phone:  (559) 565-3170

Recent Courses

Research Interests

My research focuses on the ecological impacts and history of wildfires in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. In particular I am currently focusing most of my efforts at how fire regime shifts affect invasion of natural ecosystems by non-native plants. Other research concerns seed germination biology in fire prone ecosystems, vernal pools and the ecological role of photosynthetic pathways in CAM and C4 plants.

Selected Publications

Keeley, J.E. and T.W. McGinnis, "Impact of prescribed fire and other factors on cheatgrass persistence in a Sierra Nevada ponderosa pine forest", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 96-106 (2007) .

Keeley, J.E., C.J. Fotheringham, and M. Baer-Keeley, "Demographic patterns of postfire regeneration in mediterranean-climate shrublands of California", Ecological Monographs, 235-255 (2006) .

Keeley, J.E., "Fire management impacts on invasive plant species in the western United States", Conservation Biology, 375-384 (2006) .

Keeley, J.E. and P.H. Rundel, "Fire and the Miocene expansion of C4 grasslands", Ecology Letters, 683-690 (2005) .

Keeley, J.E., M. Baer-Keeley, and C.J. Fotheringham, "Alien plant dynamics following fire in mediterranean-climate California shrublands", Ecological Applications, 2109-2125 (2005) .

Keeley, J.E., "Fire history of the San Francisco East Bay region and implications for landscape patterns", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 285-296 (2005) .

Keeley, J.E. and C.J. Fotheringham, "The historical role of fire in California shrublands", Conservation Biology, 1536-1548 (2001) .

Keeley, J.E. and C.J. Fortheringham, "The historical role of the fire in California shrublands", Consevation Biology, - (2000) .

Keeley, J.E. and M.B. Keeley, "Restoration with smoke-dependent species", Ecological Restoration, 34 : - (2000) .

Keeley, J.E. and N.L. Stephenson, "Restoring natural fire regimes in the sierra Nevada in an era of global change,in Wilderness Science in a Time of Change Conference. RMSRS-P-15", USDA Forest Service, Rocky Moutain Research Station, D.N. Cole, S.F.McCool. and J. O'Loughlin(Eds.), 5 : 255-265 (2000) .