Darren R. Sandquist

Contact Information

Office: MH 313

Phone: 657-278-2606

Email: dsandquist@fullerton.edu

Darren R. Sandquist

Professor & Director CALIFORNIA Desert studies Consortium 


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


Ehleringer, J. R. and D. R. Sandquist.  2018.  A tale of ENSO, PDO, and increasing aridity impacts on drought-deciduous shrubs in the Death Valley region.  Oecologia, 187: 879-895.  doi: 10.1007/s00442-018-4200-9.

Perkins, K.S., D.M. Miller, D.R. Sandquist, M. Macias, and A. Roach. 2018. Ecohydrologic changes caused by hydrologic disconnection of ephemeral stream channels in Mojave National Preserve, California. Vadose Zone J. 17:180022. doi:10.2136/vzj2018.01.0022.

Kimball, S.,   J. L Funk, D. R. Sandquist and J. R. Ehleringer, J. R.    2016. Ecophysiological Considerations for Restoration.    In Foundations of Restoration Ecology.    2 nd Edition. Eds.    M. Palmer, J. Zedler and D. Falk.    Island Press.

Sandquist, D. R.    2014.    Plants in Deserts.    In Ecology and the Environment, Ed. R. K. Monson, pp. 297-326, Springer New York. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7501-9_3

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