Darren R. Sandquist

Contact Information

Office: MH 313

Phone: 657-278-2606

Email: dsandquist@fullerton.edu

Darren R. Sandquist

Professor & Co-Director, Southern California Ecosystem Research Program


PhD, University of Utah

MA, Occidental College

BA, Occidental College

Research Areas

Desert plant ecology; evolution and ecology of plant physiology; biogeochemistry; applications of stable isotopes in ecological research; invasive species

Courses Regularly Taught

Principles of Physiology and Ecology, Plant Physiological Ecology, Desert Ecology


Gerhart, L. M., J. M. Harris, J. B. Nippert, D. R. Sandquist and J. K. Ward. 2011. Glacial trees from the La Brea tar pits show physiological constraints of low CO2. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.04025.x

Thaxton, J.M., S. Cordell, R.J. Cabin, D. R. Sandquist. 2011. Non-native grass removal and shade increase soil moisture and seedling performance during Hawaiian dry forest restoration. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00793.x

Hernandez, R. R. and D. R. Sandquist. 2011. Disturbance of biological soil crust increases emergence of exotic vascular plants in California sage scrub. Plant Ecology, 212: 1709-1721, doi:10.1007/s11258-011-9943-x

Schwinning, S., D. R. Sandquist, D. M. Miller, D. R. Bedford, S. L. Phillips and J. Belnap. 2011. The influence of stream channels on distributions of Larrea tridentata and Ambrosia dumosa in the Mojave Desert, CA, USA: patterns, mechanisms and effects of stream redistribution. Ecohydrology, 4: 12-25. doi: 10.1002/eco.116

Evola, S and D. R. Sandquist. 2010. Quantification of fog input and use by Quercus pacificaon Santa Catalina Island. In Oak Ecosystem Restoration on Santa Catalina Island, California: Proceedings of an On-island Workshop, February 2-4, 2007. Ed. D.A. Knapp. Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon, CA.