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Journal publications

  1. Clark, Curtis. 1990. Vascular plants of the undeveloped areas of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Crossosoma 16(4):1-7.
  2. Moriarty, D.J., R.E. Farris, D.K. Noda and P.A. Stanton. 1985. Effects of fire on a coastal sage scrub bird community. Southwest. Natur. 30:452-453.
  3. Quinn, R.D. 1988. Responses of the biota of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona campus to a sanitary landfill, agriculture, and other urban land uses. Cal Poly Scholar 1:116-121, Fall 1988.
  4. Quinn, R.D., P.A. Stanton and G. Stewart. 1988. California. Section of: Vertebrates, coordinated by P.C. Catling. In: Mediterranean-type Ecosystems, R.L. Specht, ed., pp. 171-194. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.
  5. Stanton, Patricia A. 1986. Comparison of avian community dynamics of burned and unburned coastal sage scrub. The Condor 88:285-289.
  6. Tenbrink, V., Quinn, R. and G. Carlton. 2000. Understory of a California walnut woodland (Juglans californica). Crossosoma 25(1):1-8.

Master's theses

  1. Brady, Christine M. 1995. Diets of five species of diurnal raptors in a suburban habitat.
  2. Drus, Gail. 2004. Species richness patterns in a coastal sage scrub bird community.
  3. Haller, Andrea. 2011. The Voorhis Ecological Reserve as a resouce for breeding birds: patterns and preferences in a fragmented habitat.
  4. Herrera, Francisca. 2008. Effects of small-scale disturbance on seed bank species in a coastal sage scrub community..
  5. Middleton, Kelly M. 1994. Resource use by coyotes, Canis latrans, and raccoons, Procyon lotor, at an urban-wildland  interface. 
  6. Miravete, Minelia. 2011. A comparative study of factors that affect Cactus Wren (Campylorhyncus brunneicapillus) nest placement in southern California.
  7. Shannon, Cynthia. 1991. Avian use of modified coastal sage scrub.
  8. Singhaseni, Par. 2011. The effects of irrigation on the dietary ecology of the Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis).
  9. Stark, Tara. 2010. Landscape restoration in a coastal sage scrub community.
  10. Stepp-Bolling, Cassandra. 2012. Temperature effects on strike performance of the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus helleri).
  11. Ulrich, Brandy N. 2009. Influences of microclimate on water relations and productivity of Southern California black walnut (Juglans californica).


Much of the work in the late 1980s and early 1990s was supported by a multi-year, multi-investigator grant, "Responses of the biota of the Cal Poly campus to a sanitary landfill and other urban land uses", from the LandLab Research Committee. Individual investigators have obtained other small grants over the years. Additional support is always welcome.

Site credits

Site design by Curtis Clark. Photos © by Curtis Clark unless specifically noted; photos by Tom Zasadzinski are © Cal Poly Pomona. All photos are taken on campus or immediately adjacent to it.