Jon                            Keeley

Jon Keeley

Adjunct Professor

email:   jkeeley@ucla.edu
phone:  (559) 565-3170
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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

Syphard, A.D. and J.E. Keeley, "Location, timing and extent of wildfire vary by cause of ignition", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 24 : 37-47 (2015) .

Keeley, J.E. and A.D. Syphard, "Different fire-climate relationships on forested and non-forested landscapes in the Sierra Nevada ecoregion", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 24 : 27-36 (2015) .

Penman, T.D., L. Collins, A.D. Syphard, J.E. Keeley, and R.A. Bradstock, " Influence of fuels, weather and the built environment on the exposure of property to wildfire", PLOS ONE, 9 (10): - (2014) .

Syphard, A.D., T.J. Brennan, and J.E. Keeley., "The role of defensible space for residential structure protection during wildfires", International Journal of Wildland Fire, 23 : 1165-1175 (2014) .

Pausas, J.G. and J.E. Keeley, "Abrupt climate-independent fire regime changes", Ecosystems, 17 : 1109-1120 (2014) .

Baltar, M., J.E. Keeley, and F.P. Schoenberg, "County-level analysis of the impact of temperature and population increases on California wildfire data", Environmetrics, 17 : - (2014) .

Keeley, J.E., "Aquatic CAM photosynthesis: a brief history of its discovery", Aquatic Botany, 118 : 38-44 (2014) .

Pausas, J.G. and J.E. Keeley, "Evolutionary ecology of resprouting and seeding in fire-prone ecosystems", New Phytologist, 204 : 55-65 (2014) .

Keeley, J.E., "The Paper Trail series. Three papers that influenced the direction of my career", Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 95 : 216-217 (2014) .

Moreno, J.M., I. Torres, B. Luna, W.C. Oechel, and J.E. Keeley, " Changes in fire-intensity have carry-over effects on plant responses after the next fire in southern California chaparral", Journal of Vegetation Science, 24 : 395-404 (2013) .