Laurel R Fox

TitleProfessor Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentEcology & Evolutionary Biology Department
Web Site Fox Lab
Office266 Coastal Biology Building
Campus Mail StopCBB/EE Biology
Mail130 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, California

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