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Matthew Brooks

   Research Botanist

Matthew Brooks
Yosemite Field Station
40298 Junction Dr., Suite A
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 240-7622
Fax: 559-641-2022
Email: mlbrooks@usgs.gov
Matt Brooks
Bio

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Desert Community Ecology
  • Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbance
  • Fire ecology
  • Invasive Plant Ecology

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Biology, concentration in Ecology and Pop. Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 1998
  • M.A., Biology, with distinction, California State University, Fresno, CA 1992
  • Teaching Credential, Biology/Physical Sciences, California State University, Fresno, CA 1990
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 1987

PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES AND SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES
  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
  • Association for Fire Ecology, Board of Directors and Chair of the Southern California Chapter
  • California Botanical Society
  • California Exotic Pest Plant Council, Board of Directors
  • California Native Plant Society
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Apr 1998-Present
  • Biology Instructor, California State University, Northridge, Feb 1997-May 1997
  • Science Instructor, Exeter Union High School, Jul 1990-Jun 1993
  • Botany/Zoology Instructor, Kings River Community College, Aug 1989-Jun 1990
  • Scientific Aide, California Department of Fish and Game, Aug 1989-Jun 1990
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