Media Guide to UCLA Experts

Jon Keeley

Adjunct professor / Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Area of Expertise: wildfires, ecology, ecosystems, native plants, non-native plants

Expert's Website

Jon Keeley, an adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is an expert on the ecological impacts and history of wildfires in Southern California and other ecosystems with Mediterranean-type climates. A focus of Keeley’s research involves the relationship between wildfires and the invasion of natural ecosystems by non-native plants, how plants respond to environmental stresses such as fire, and also seed germination.

Keeley is a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey based in Sequoia National Park.

Media Contacts

Alison Hewitt, 310-206-5461

Stuart Wolpert, 310-206-0511