Christopher  Janousek

Tags

climate change
plant ecology
salt marsh
Christopher Janousek
Research Associate - Wetlands Ecologist

My research focuses on climate change impacts to salt marsh plant communities on the west coast of the US. On-going projects include testing tidal inundation effects on plant productivity, elucidating environmental drivers of salt marsh plant decomposition, and investigating latitudinal variation in salt marsh plant communities. 

Western Ecology Research Center and Oregon State University
Fisheries and Wildlife
USGS San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station
505 Azuar Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94592
United States
541-250-2086

Research

I work with other researchers at the US Geological Survey, UCLA and Oregon State University to better understand climate change impacts to tidal wetlands along the west coast. We have field sites from Puget Sound to San Diego. Some of my current projects include testing tidal inundation effects on plant productivity, studying the relationship between plant decomposition and various environmental factors, and investigating biogeographic variation in salt marsh plant communities. 

Biography

BA, Marine Biology, 1999, University of California, Santa Cruz

PhD, Oceanography, 2005, University of California, San Diego

Post-doc, University of California, Davis

Outreach and Extension

Together with researchers at the US Geological Survey, our team works with land managers throughout the west coast to integrate climate change science into coastal habitat and resource management.

Fun Fact

I enjoy backpacking, kayaking, photography, gardening and cooking in my free time.