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    KARA A. MOORE-O’LEARY

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    Department of Evolution and Ecology; 4337 Storer Hall ; University of California, Davis

    One Shields Avenue (530) 902-1553 kara.mooreoleary@gmail.com ;;

    EDUCATION

    2007 Ph.D., Conservation Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA. GPA: 4.00/4.00 2002 M.S., Forest Ecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. GPA: 7.92/8.00 1998 B.S. Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: written evaluations

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    2007-Present Post-doctoral Researcher, Plant local adaptation, population biology, and

    distribution modeling..Dept. of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis, advisor Dr.

    Maureen Stanton

    2006-Present Ecological Consultant, Endangered and threatened plant reproductive biology and

     pollinator dependence. BMP Ecosciences and Ash Meadows National Wildlife

     Refuge, Ash Meadows, Nevada.

    2007- 2008 Post-doctoral Researcher, Serpentine endemic plants’ biogeography and potential

     responses to climate change, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis,

     advisors Drs. Susan Harrison and Mark Schwartz

    2002-2007 Dissertation Research: Using models and field experiments to define niche versus

    dispersal limitation in California grassland annuals, Dept. of Environmental Science

    and Policy, UC Davis, advisor Dr. Susan Harrison

    2005-2007 Graduate Research Assistant, Klamath-Siskiyou plant diversity and climate

     change project, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis,

     advisors Drs. Susan Harrison and Ellen Damschen (NCEAS)

    2002-2007 Graduate Research Assistant, California serpentine plant diversity, Dept.

     Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis, advisors Drs. Susan Harrison and

     Hugh Safford (USGS-USFS)

    2006 Graduate Research Assistant, Botanical surveys of LTER grassland plant

     diversity, UC McLaughlin Natural Reserve, advisor Dr. Susan Harrison 2006 Graduate Research Assistant, Valley elderberry longhorn beetle habitat

     assessment, American river corridor, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy,

     UC Davis, advisor Dr. Marcel Holyoak

    2000-2002 Master’s Thesis Research: The occurrence and vegetative reproduction of red

    maple among landscape ecosystem types, northern Lower Michigan, University of

    Michigan Biological Station, School of Natural Resources and the Environment,

    UM Ann Arbor,

     advisor Dr. Burton V. Barnes

    1999 Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant, herbivory and old-field shrub

     invasions, Dept. of Biology, UM Ann Arbor, advisor Dr. Jacqueline Couteau 1998-1999 Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant, Dept. of Biology, UM Ann Arbor, advisor

     Dr. Deborah Goldberg

    1996-1998 Undergraduate Research Fellow, Honors Thesis: An exploration of the

    competitive interactions of three clonal sedges in a Michigan fen Dept. of Biology,

    UM Ann Arbor, advisor Dr. Deborah Goldberg

    1995 Undergraduate Research Assistant, calcareous fen wetland community ecology,

     Dept. of Biology, UM Ann Arbor, advisor Dr. Chad Hershock

    1994-1995 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Matthaei Botanical Gardens,

     UM Ann Arbor, advisor Dr. David Michener, Assistant Curator

SKILLS

    Computer: Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, SAS, JMP, R, Amos, SPlus

    Field techniques: Vegetation sampling, community classification, plant identification, forest stand and

    history assessment, plant demography monitoring, seed collection and storage, soil

    sampling (composition and chronology of layers)

    Statistical: ANOVA and general linear models (including regression, multiple regression, and

    model selection procedures), nonparametric statistics, species distribution and niche

    modeling, ordination, and structural equation modeling (SEM)

HONORS AND AWARDS

    2002 Terrestrial Ecosystems Faculty Award, School of Natural Resources and the

     Environment, UM Ann Arbor

    2001 Xi Sigma Pi, inducted, Honorary Forestry Fraternity, UM Ann Arbor Chapter 2000 Wheeler Family Scholarship, 2000, School of Natural Resources and the

     Environment, UM Ann Arbor

    1999 K.L. Jones Award, Dept. Biology, UM Ann Arbor

    1998 Highest Honors in Biology, Dept. Biology, UM Ann Arbor

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

    2009-2012 NSF Population and Community Ecology Program Collaborative Research Grant:

    Consequences of habitat heterogeneity and seed dormancy for adaptation at the

    margins of a native plant population (with Maureen Stanton and Richard

    Gomulkiewicz)

    2002-2007 Block Grant Fellow, Graduate Group in Ecology, UC Davis 2005-2007 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2004 Davis Botanical Society Research Grant, UC Davis

    2004 Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant, University of California

     Natural Reserve System

    2003 Jastro Shields Research Award, Graduate Group in Ecology, UC Davis 2003 Graduate Research Award, Consortium for Research at the McLaughlin Natural

     Reserve, UC Davis

    1996 Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Dept. Biology, UM Ann Arbor

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Fall 2006 Teaching Assistant, Principles of Ecology, Dept. of Environmental Science and

     Policy, UC Davis

    Summer 2005 Teaching Assistant, Grass Identification, Dept. of Plant Biology, Dept. of Plant

     Biology, UC Davis

    Fall 2004 Teaching Assistant, Wetland Ecology, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy,

     UC Davis

    Spring 2002 Lecturer, Spring Ecosystems and Plants, School of Natural Resources and the

     Environment, UM Ann Arbor

    Winter 2002 Graduate Student Instructor, Applied Population Ecology, School of Natural

     Resources and the Environment and Dept. of Biology, UM Ann Arbor Spring 2001 Course Assistant, Spring Ecosystems and Plants, School of Natural Resources and t

     the Environment, UM Ann Arbor

    Fall 2000, 2001 Graduate Student Instructor, Woody Plants, School of Natural Resources and the

     Environment, UM Ann Arbor

PUBLICATIONS

    Pavlik, B.M., Moore, K.A. & Stanton, A.E. In press. Quantifying herbivore inpacts on rare plants at Ash

    Meadows. Proceedings of a conference of the California Native Plant Society. California Native

    Plant Society. Sacramento, CA.

    Moore, K. A., and S.C. Elmendorf. In press. Species interactions along stress gradients. In Serpentine: A

    model for Evolution and Ecology, S.P. Harrison and N. Rajakaruna, eds. University of California

    Press, Berkeley.

    Moore, K. A., S. P. Harrison, and S.C. Elmendorf. In review. Can spatial isolation help predict dispersal-

    limited sites for native species restoration?

    Harrison, S. P., H. Cornell, and K. A. Moore. In press. What controls spatial niches? Testing theory

    with tarweeds. Ecology.

    Moore, K. A.. 2009. Fluctuating patch boundaries of a charismatic annual forb result from niche, not

     dispersal, limitation. Ecology 90(2): 378-387.

    Elmendorf, S.C. and K. A. Moore. 2009. Community composition data outperforms environmental data

    in predicting species’ fecundity and abundance. Conservation Biology 22(6):1523-1532.

    Elmendorf, S. C., and K. A. Moore. 2007. Plant competition varies with community composition in an

    edaphically complex landscape. Ecology 88:2640-2650.

    Melbourne, B.A., H.V. Cornell, K. F. Davies, C. J. Dugaw, S.C. Elmendorf, A.L. Freestone, R. Hall, S.P.

    Harrison, A. Hastings, M.Holland, M.A. Holyoak, J.Lambrinos, K.A. Moore, C.M. Taylor and

    H. Yokomizo. 2007. Invasion in a heterogeneous world: resistance, coexistence or hostile

    takeover? Ecology Letters 10:77-94.

    Moore, K. A. and S. C. Elmendorf. 2006. Propagule vs. niche limitation: untangling the mechanisms

    behind plant species' distributions. Ecology Letters 9:797-804.

    Hastings, A., K. Cuddington, K. F. Davies, C. J. Dugaw, S. Elmendorf, A. Freestone, S. Harrison, M.

    Holland, J. Lambrinos, U. Malvadkar, B. A. Melbourne, K. Moore, C. Taylor, and D. Thomson.

    2005. The spatial spread of invasions: new developments in theory and evidence. Ecology

    Letters 8(1):91-101.

PRESENTATIONS

    K.A. Moore and M. L. Stanton. June 2010. Consequences of habitat heterogeneity and seed dormancy for

    adaptation at the margins of a native plant population, Presentation, Evolution Mtg. Portland.

    K. A. Moore, S. P. Harrison, and S.C. Elmendorf. January 2009. Can spatial isolation help predict

    dispersal-limited sites for native species restoration? Presentation, California Native Plant

    Society Mtg., Sacramento.

    K. A. Moore. 2007. Shifting spatial occurrence of the native annual Lupinus nanus results from coupling

    between interannual variation and deterministic niche constraints. Presentation, Ecological

    Society of America Annual Mtg., San Jose

    K. A. Moore and S. P. Harrison. 2007. Dispersal limitation and site suitability vary with distance from

    existing patches of two charismatic native annuals. Presentation, California Native Grassland

    Association and Annual Mtg., Santa Barbara.

    K. A. Moore and S. C. Elmendorf. 2006. The plant’s eye view of competitive gradients. Presentation,

    Ecological Society of America Annual Mtg., Nashville

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

    2009-present Founding member, McLaughlin Natural Reserve Outreach Education Collaborative,

    University of California, Davis

    2006-present Senior scientist, BMP Ecosciences, San Francisco, California

    2006 Grant Review Panel Assistant, California Bay-Delta Area Ecosystem Restoration

     Program, Land Use and Natural Resources, University of California, Davis

     Extension

    2000-2002 Botanist/Ecologist, Walpole Island Heritage Center, Prairie Inventory, Walpole

     Island First Nation, Canada

    2000 Docent, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, UM Ann Arbor 1999 Workshop Assistant, First Annual Meeting on Agricultural Sustainability, National

     Pollution Prevention Center, UM Ann Arbor 1999-2001 Restoration/Burn Crew and Bird Survey Volunteer, Natural Areas Preservation

     City Parks and Recreation, Ann Arbor, Michigan Division,

    1998-2000 Program Leader, Leslie Science Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1998-2000 Founding Member, Environmental Learning Fund, Ann Arbor, Michigan

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    2010-present Society for the Study of Evolution

    2007-present California Native Plant Society

    2002-present Ecological Society of America 2007-2009 California Native Grassland Association

    2006-2008 Association for Women in Science, Davis Chapter

REFERENCES

    Maureen L. Stanton

    Chair, Department of Evolution and Ecology University of California, Davis, CA

    (530) 752-2405

    mlstanton@ucdavis.edu

Bruce M. Pavlik

    Professor of Biology

    Mills College, Oakland, CA

    (510) 430-2158

    BMP Ecosciences, San Francisco, CA

    bruce@mills.edu

Susan P. Harrison

    Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

    University of California, Davis, CA

    (530) 752-7110

    spharrison@ucdavis.edu

Kevin J. Rice

    Professor, Department of Plant Sciences University of California, Davis, CA

    (530) 752-8529

    kjrice@ucdavis.edu

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