Faculty Directory

Laurel R Fox
  • Title
    • Professor Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • CSC Coastal Biology Building, 265 CBB
    • 266 Coastal Biology Building
  • Office Hours By appointment
  • Mail Stop CBB/EE Biology
  • Mailing Address
    • 130 McAllister Way
    • Santa Cruz California 95060

Research Interests

Population and Community Ecology; Plant-Herbivore Interactions

My research emphasizes the effects of interactions on community structure and dynamics, especially plant-herbivore and three- trophic-level interactions. I am particularly interested in resource use, plant defenses and the role of nutrients. I have worked in numerous systems, including Eucalyptus trees in Australia and maritime chaparral in California. Other work in my lab include includes the dynamics of endangered plants, ecological effects of climate change and community effects of invasive species.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S., Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara