Areas of Expertise:
wildfires | ecology | ecosystems | native plants | non-native plants
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.