Stephanie Pau

Associate Professor

Bellamy 306
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Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
M.A. Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
B.A. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001

Research Interests

Biogeography, biodiversity conservation, global change ecology, climate change, remote sensing

Research Activities

Climate change impacts on tropical forest growth and phenology

Human impact on tropical forests

Selected Publications

Still, C.J., S. Pau, E.J. Edwards. (2014) Land surface skin temperature captures thermal environments of C3 and C4 grasses. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23:286-296

Pau, S., E.M. Wolkovich, B. I. Cook, C. Nytch, J. Regetz, J. Zimmerman, S.J. Wright (2013) Clouds and temperature drive dynamic changes in tropical flower production. Nature Climate Change 3:838-842.

Pau, S., E.J. Edwards, C.J. Still (2013) Improving our understanding of environmental controls on the distribution of C3 and C4 grasses. Global Change Biology 19:184-196.

Gillespie, T.W., B. Lipkin, L. Sullivan, D.R. Benowitz, S. Pau, G. Keppel (2013) The rarest and least protected forests in Biodiversity Hotspots. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 3597–3611

Pau, S., T.W. Gillespie, E.M. Wolkovich (2012) Dissecting NDVI-species richness relationships in Hawaiian dry forests. Journal of Biogeography 39:1678-1686.

Pau, S., G.M. MacDonald, T.W. Gillespie (2012) A dynamic history of climate change and human impact from Kealia Pond, Maui, Hawaiian Islands. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102:748-762.

Pau, S., G.S. Okin, T.W. Gillespie (2010) Asynchronous response of tropical forest leaf phenology to seasonal and El Niño-driven drought. PlosONE 5:e11325.

Pau, S., T.W. Gillespie, J.P. Price (2009) Natural history, biogeography, and endangerment of Hawaiian dry forest trees. Biodiversity and Conservation 18:3167-3182.

Courses Taught

GEO1330 Environmental Science
GEO4355/GEO5934 Geography of Food Environment
GEO5934 Climate Change & Ecosystems
IFS2040 Putting Science into Action: Field Methods in Plant Ecology