- California State University, Northridge
- doug.fischer@c sun.edu
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My research interests are primarily in biodiversity conservation, both in the marine and terrestrial realm. One current research focus is on adapting habitat-based reserve selection algorithms to explicitly address long-term population persistence in the marine realm by incorporating the effects of long-distance larval transport.
Another area of research is in phytogeography (distributions of plant species), and the role of micro-climate and other site factors influencing range limits. My primary study sites are on the northern Channel Islands where I examine the role that fog plays in the water and energy budgets of endemic plants.
Another research interest is developing adaptive selection processes that produce effective reserve networks over time, and are robust to future uncertainties in availability of habitat.