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Jon E. Keeley

   Research Ecologist

Jon E. Keeley
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station
47050 Generals Highway #4
Three Rivers, CA 93271-9651
Phone: (559) 565-3170
Fax: (559) 565-3177
Jon Keeley

Dr. Keeley earned his Ph.D. in botany and ecology from the University of Georgia in 1977. He also holds a Master’s degree in biology from San Diego State University. He is currently a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, stationed at Sequoia National Park. Prior to this appointment he served 1 year in Washington, D.C. as director of the ecology program for the National Science Foundation. He was professor of biology at Occidental College for 20 years and spent a sabbatical year at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He has over 250 publications in national and international scientific journals and books. His research has focused on ecological impacts of wildfires as well as other aspects of plant ecology, including rare plants, rare habitats such as vernal pools, and plant physiology. In 1985 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the Southern California Academy of Sciences and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the California Botanical Society. He has served on the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Environmental Review Board, the State of California Natural Communities Conservation Program (NCCP) Board of Scientific Advisors.

  • Adaptation
  • Biodiversity
  • Biogeography
  • Chaparral Ecology
  • Coastal Sage Ecology
  • Community ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Ecotone
  • Endangered habitat
  • Environmental impacts
  • Evolution
  • Extinction
  • Fire ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Grassland Ecology
  • Historical Reconstruction
  • Invasive species ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Landscape patterns
  • Natural history
  • Phylogeny
  • Physiological plant ecology
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant taxonomy
  • Population biology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Species identification
  • Species interactions
  • Species introduction
  • Species inventory
  • Species/Population management
  • Systematics
  • Vegetation classification
  • Vernal Pool Conservation
  • Vernal Pool Ecology

  • Ph.D., Botany, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1977
  • M.S., Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 1973
  • B.S., Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 1971

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Plant Taxonomists
  • British Ecological Society
  • California Botanical Society
  • Ecological Society of America
  • International Association for Vegetation Science
  • International Association of Wildland Fire
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Southern California Botanists

  • Station Leader, U.S. Geological Survey, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Jul 1998-Present
  • Program Director, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., Sep 1997-Jul 1998
  • Professor of Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 1988-Sep 1998
  • Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Aug 1990-Nov 1990
  • Department Chair, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 1982-Jun 1988
  • Associate Professor, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 1982-Jun 1988
  • Assistant Professor, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 1977-Jun 1982

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