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Carla Bossard  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis, June 1990
  • M.S. Botany, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1974
  • B.S. Botany, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1967

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Department of Biology, P.O.Box 5407, Moraga, CA, U.S.A. - St. Mary's College of California (2001 - Present)
  • Director Environmental Science and Studies Program - St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA, U.S.A. (1999 - 2004)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar - University of Sri Jayawardena, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, and Sinharaja Biosphere Preserve, Sri Lanka (1997 - 1998)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biology - St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA, U.S.A. (1996 - 2001)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology - St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA, U.S.A. (1991 - 1995)
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Unit of Comparative Plant Ecology (J. Phillip Grime Head) - University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (1990 - 1991)
  • Botany Research Fellow, Department of Botany - University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A. (1989 - 1990)
  • Teaching Assistant - Department of Botany (1986 - 1989)

Awards:

  • Award for exceptional contributions to invasive plant management and ecosystem proptection in California - California Invasive Plant Council (October 2006)
  • Sabbatical - Saint Mary-s College of California (September 2002)
  • LaSallian Teaching and Learning Excellence Award - SOS, Saint Marys College of California (April 2002)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar - University of Sri jayawardenepura (1998)
    Research in Singharaja Biosphere Preserve
  • Jastro-Shields Graduate Research Award - University of California, Davis (June 1989)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award - University of California, Davis (June 1988)
  • Sabbatical - SMC
    Sabbatical to do Research on Tibetan Plateau, P.R. China in JiuZhaiGou with Szechwan University Research Project

Fellowships:

  • SMC Alumni Faculty Fellowship - Saint Marys College of California (March 2000)
  • University of California, Davis - Davis Botany Department Research Fellowship, 1989-90 (January 1989)

Grants:

  • $50,000 for SWAMP eduction Project at SMC - J.M. Long Foundation (October 2007)
  • $10,000 grant to cover supplies and expenses associated with editing book Invasive Plants of Californias Wildlands - U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (August 1999)
  • Grant of $20000 from Foundation to cover some costs - associated with publishing the Invasive Plants of Californias Wildlands book in full color (April 1999)
  • $5000 grant for establishment of French Broom research project - California Department of Forestry and Agriculture and Golden Gate National Park (August 1992)

Honors:

  • Chairperson - National Pest Plant Council (January 1997)
  • President - California Exotic Pest Plant Council (January 1994)
    1994-1996
  • Executive board member - California Exotic Pest Plant Council (January 1992)
    1992-2004
  • President - Botany Graduate Student Association, UCD (January 1989)

Presentations:

Conference presentations

  • Seed Meal as a control on invasive plant seedlings. Bossard, Carla and Moore, Ken (paper, co-author)
    EMAPi 10 Conference in South Africa
    Paper on research on control of Genista monspessula seedlings
    (August 17, 2009)
  • Invasive species and Biodiversity. Bossard, Carla (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Biodiversity Symposium
    Biodiversity Symposium at DLSU, Dasmarinas, Philippines
    (January 2009)
  • Keynote Speaker: The Brave New World of Noel Ecosystem Management. Bossard, Carla (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    10th Central California Conference on Invasive Species
    (November 14, 2008)
  • Sinapsis alba seed meal as a pre-emergent control for French broom (Genista monspessulana) seedlings. Bossard, Carla and Moore, Ken (paper, panel or forum member)
    California Invasive Species Conference
    (October 03, 2008)

Informational display and poster for California State Parks

  • Impacts of California Invasive Species. Bossard, Carla and Benefield, C.
    (2003)

Paper:

  • Distribution of non-native plant species in two Tirari Desert plant communities in South Australia. Bossard, Carla
    at the 9th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Species, in Perth, Australia
    (September 2007)

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Principles For Managing Novel Riparian Ecosystems in China. Bossard, Carla (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Symposium on Sustainability of Riparian Systems in China
    (March 24, 2010)
  • Symposium on Management of Invasive Species in Marin County. Bossard, Carla (talk, speech or lecture)
    (April 19, 2008)
  • Criteria for evaluating invasive species.. Bossard, Carla
    IPINAMS Conference
    (November 03, 2003)
  • When is restoration not appropriate ?. Bossard, Carla
    Symposium of the California Invasive Plant Council.
    (October 04, 2003)
  • Invasive plants and soils- an overview. Bossard, Carla
    CalEPPC Symposium 2000
    (October 06, 2000)
  • Non-native plants in the Tirari Desert of South Australia. Bossard, Carla, Blaha, S. and Owens, E.
    CalEPPC Symposium 2000
    (October 06, 2000)
  • Cape Ivy, A-Z. Bossard, Carla
    War on Weeds Conference
    (November 12, 1999)
  • Distributions and effects of exotic species in a tropical island environments in Sri Lanka. Bossard, Carla
    CalEPPC Symposium 98
    (October 06, 1998)
  • Research on Cape Ivy Control in GGNRA. Bossard, Carla
    Symposium on Current Natural Research in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    (September 10, 1998)
  • Invasive plant species in Sri Lanka. Bossard, Carla
    International Forestry Conference, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
    (December 11, 1997)
  • CA cooperative experiment on Control of French broom in California. Bossard, Carla
    Natural Areas Association Meeting
    (October 24, 1996)
  • Mitigating the problems of living in the homogecene. Bossard, Carla
    American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboretums Annual Conference
    (October 18, 1996)
  • Distribution, dispersal, and control of invasive woody legumes in California forests.. Bossard, Carla
    International Broom Symposium
    (April 17, 1996)
  • A test of removal/control techniques for French broom. Bossard, Carla
    CalEPPC Symposium 95 on Invasive Plants
    (October 06, 1995)
  • War on German ivy: good news from the front. Bossard, Carla
    CalEPPC Symposium 95 on Invasive Plants
    (October 06, 1995)
  • Fending off German ivy colonization.. Bossard, Carla and Benefield, Carrie
    Exotic Pest Plant Symposium
    (October 01, 1994)
  • French broom control impacts on seed bank depletion. Bossard, Carla
    Exotic Pest Plant Symposium
    (September 30, 1994)
  • The effects of UVB radiation on the growth of three morphologically. Bossard, Carla
    INTECOL VI (Sixth International Congress of Ecology)
    (August 24, 1994)
  • Experimental analysis of communities and ecosystems: the search for functional types. Bossard, Carla, Hunt, R., Grime, J.P. and Thompson, K.
    INTECOL VI (Sixth International Congress of Ecology)
    (August 24, 1994)
  • Control of French broom in forest habitats. Bossard, Carla
    Exotic Pest Plant Symposium
    (October 08, 1993)
  • Invasive plants and invasible plant communities. Bossard, Carla
    Exotic Pest Plant Symposium
    (October 09, 1992)
  • Depleting the seedbank of the invasive shrub, Cytisus scoparius. Bossard, Carla
    Ecological Society of America Annual Conference
    (August 13, 1992)
  • Effects of spatial aggregation on crop-weed competition. Bossard, Carla
    Ecological Society of America Annual Conference
    (August 11, 1992)
  • Ecology and control of Cytisus scoparius. Bossard, Carla
    Exotic Pest Symposium.
    (October 22, 1991)
  • Effects of disturbance on Cytisus scoparius, (Scotch broom). Bossard, Carla
    Ecological Society of America Annual Conference
    (August 07, 1990)
  • Dispersal of the diplochorous woody legume Cytisus scoparius. Bossard, Carla
    Ecological Society of America Annual Conference
    (August 03, 1989)
  • Establishment, and Removal of Cytisus scoparius, (Scotch Broom ) in Redwood National Park and Eldorado National Forest. Bossard, Carla
    Research in the National Parks Conference
    (September 1988)

Selected Publications

  • Report to Foretry ept, S. L., Effects of Clidemia hirta on gap dynamics in Sinharaja Biosphere Preserve, Sri Lanka, Report to Sri Lanka Forestry Department. Bossard, Carla and Devindra, M. (paper)
    (1999)

Talk:

  • New Ways to Manage Novel Ecosystems. Bossard, Carla (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    San Luis Obispo
    Presentation for San Luis Obispo Botanic Garden Speaker Series
    (November 10, 2010)
  • New Developments in Broom Control Techniques. Bossard, Carla (talk, speech or lecture, invited, panel or forum member)
    the Broom Control Symposium at Fort Cronkite, Marin County, CA
    (February 2008)

Publications:

  • Bossard, Carla and Randall, John. 2007. Non-native Species, Vegetation of California, pg.Chapter 4, ed. Barbour, Michael, U C Press
  • Bossard, Carla. 2004. When is restoration Not Apropriate?, Proceedings of California invasive Plant Symposium, Cal-IPC
  • Bossard, Carla, Randall, John and Hoshovsky, Marc. 2000. Invasive Plants of California's Wildlands, U C Press
  • Bossard, Carla. 1998. Policies and activities of California conservation organizations regarding, Fremontia, vol. 26, issue 4
  • 1997. Integrated screening validates a primary axis of specialization in plants, Oikos. 60 page culminating paper on the 10 year Integrated Screening Project of the Unit of Comparative Plant Ecology at Sheffield University
  • Bossard, Carla. 1997. Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom) in Weeds of the Global Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Pub., eds. and Marinelli, Janet and Randall, John
  • Bossard, Carla. 1996. A test of removal/control techniques for French broom, Proceedings of the 1995 CalEPPC Symposium on Invasive Plant Species. Monterey, CA.
  • Bossard, Carla and Benefield, C. 1996. War on German ivy: good news from the front., Proceedings of the 1995, CalEPPC Symposium on Invasive Plant Species.
  • Bossard, Carla, Thompson, K., Hillier, H., Grime, J.P. and Band, S. R. 1995. A functional analysis of a limestone grassland community, J. of Vegetation Science, vol. 13, pg.201-209
  • Bossard, Carla and Rejmnek, M. 1994. Herbivory, seed production, growth, and resprouting of Cytisus scoparius in California, Biological Conservation, vol. 67, pg.193-200
  • Bossard, Carla. 1994. "Calcium toxicity". In Methods for Comparative Plant Ecology, Chapman and Hall, pg.25-28, eds. and Hendry, G.A. and Grime, J.P.
  • Bossard, Carla and Hillier, S. H. 1994. "Defoliation responses" In Methods for Comparative Plant Ecology, Chapman and Hall, pg.41-45, eds. Hendr, G.A.Grime, J.P.
  • Bossard, Carla. 1994. "Quantitative synthesis". In Methods for Comparative Plant Ecology., Chapman and Hall., pg.223-238., eds. and Hendry, G.A. and Grime, J.P.
  • Bossard, Carla. 1993. Seed germination in the exotic shrub Cytisus scoparius in California, Madrono, vol. 40, pg.47-61
  • Bossard, Carla and Rejmanek, M. 1991. Why have green stems?, Functional Ecology., vol. 6, pg.197-205.
  • Bossard, Carla. 1991. The role of habitat disturbance, seed predation, and ant dispersal on establishment of the exotic shrub Cytisus scoparius in California , American Midland Naturalist., vol. 126, pg.1-13.
  • Bossard, Carla. 1990. Tracing of ant - dispersed seeds: a new technique, Ecology., vol. 71, pg.2370-2372
  • Bossard, Carla. 1990. Secrets of an ecological interloper: ecological studies on Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom) in California, Ph. D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.
  • Bossard, Carla. 1988. Establishment and dispersal of Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom) in California Sierra Nevada foothill and northern coastal habitats, University of Miami Press. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Exotic Pest Plants, Miami, Florida,
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