Emily Haeuser, Ph.D.
My research interests broadly lie in understanding the effects of climate and land use change on landscape-scale ecological processes, as a means for informing regulation and landscape management decisions. To these ends, I have employed via a variety of observational, experimental and modeling techniques, across multiple systems. During my Master’s at Washington State University, I studied spatiotemporal patterns of conifer encroachment into a fire-suppressed shrub-steppe habitat in North-Central Washington state. During my PhD at the University of Konstanz in Germany, I used experimental and modeling methods to project shifts in the invasion potential of common alien garden plants in Europe under climate change.
In my current position at San Diego State University and with the Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, I am using combined distribution, connectivity and demographic modeling to project habitat connectivity resiliency in California’s south coast ecoregion under climate change and land use change. The aim of this project, led by Drs. Megan Jennings and Erin Conlisk and with support from the Wildlife Conservation Board and a State Wildlife Grant, is to identify and prioritize climate change-resilient habitat corridors in the region, so as to inform conservation planning and biodiversity management. For more information please visit the project page.
University of Konstanz: Doctor of Natural Sciences, Biology. 2017.
Washington State University: Master of Science, Natural Resource Sciences. 2014.
Vassar College: Bachelor of Science, Biology. 2010
GIS Specialist & Data Manager. Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Marble Falls, TX. 2011-2012.
Forest Technician. U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Redding, CA. 2011.
GIS and Ecology Research Associate. Department of Biology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 2009-2011.
March-Salas M, Moreno-Moya M, Palomar G, Tejero-Ibarra P, Haeuser E & Pertierra LR. An innovative vegetation survey design in Mediterranean cliffs warns of a higher tolerance of specialized-rocky plants to rock climbing activity. Applied Vegetation Science, DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12355.
Carboni M, Guéguen M, Barros C, Georges D, Boulangeat I, Douzet R, Dullinger S, Klonner G, van Kleunen M, Essl F, Bossdorf O, Haeuser E, Talluto M, Moser D, Block S, Dullinger I, Münkemüller T & Thuiller W (2017). Simulating plant invasion dynamics in mountain ecosystems under global change scenarios. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13879.
Mayer K, Haeuser E, Dawson W, Essl F, Kreft H, Pergl J, Pysek P, Weigelt P, Winter M, Lenzner B & van Kleunen M (2017). Current and future local naturalization potential of ornamental species planted in urban green spaces and private gardens. Biological Invasions, DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1594-y.
Haeuser E, Dawson W & van Kleunen M (2017). The effects of climate warming and disturbance on the colonization potential of ornamental alien plant species. Journal of Ecology, DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.12798.
Klonner G, Dullinger I, Wessely J, Bossdorf O, Carboni M, Dawson W, Essl F, Gattringer A, Haeuser E, van Kleunen M, Kreft H, Moser D, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Thuiller W, Weigelt P, Winter M & Dullinger S (2017). Will climate change increase hybridization risk between potential plant invaders and their congeners in Europe? Diversity and Distributions, DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12578.
Liu Y, Dawson W, Prati D, Haeuser E, Feng Y & van Kleunen M (2016). Does greater specific leaf area plasticity help plants to maintain a high performance when shaded? Annals of Botany, 118 (7): 1329-1336.