Department Directory







Department Chair: Rita Mehta Department Manager: Stephanie Zakarian
Graduate Program Coordinator: Judy Straub Department Assistant: Eva Chudnow
Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Lead Advisor: Rexton Lynn Undergraduate Advisor:
Biology Teaching Laboratory and Facilities Support Technician: Nicole Hack
Department Office: (831) 459-5358 Administrative Office: CBB, Room 207, 209
Martin F. Quigley
  • Title
    • Executive Director
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Division Academic Affairs
  • Department
    • Arboretum
    • Environmental Studies Department
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
  • Affiliations Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Arboretum 1, 11
  • Mail Stop Arboretum
  • Mailing Address
    • UCSC Arboretum, 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA

Summary of Expertise

Landscape Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Botany, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture

Research Interests


Phytoremediation of heavy metals with native plants

Accelerated post-agricultural plant community restoration

Mycorrhizal amelioration of drought stress

Plant  community de-coupling in response to climate change

Structure and biodiversity in seasonal forests




Teaching Interests


General Ecology


Conservation Biology