Dr. Kirk A Moloney

Kirk Moloney

I work broadly in the field of plant population and community ecology, employing approaches ranging from field studies and experimentation to computer simulation, with a strong focus on spatial interactions.  My most recent work has been in the field of invasion ecology examining the impact of invasive annuals on fire risk in desert shrublands.  I also recently developed a network based simulation model examining the impact of mammal removal strategies on bird recovery in collaboration with colleagues in New Zealand.   

Area of Expertise: 
plant population ecology
community ecology
spatial statistics
B.A., Botany, Pomona College, 1975
M.S., Botany, University of Vermont, 1982
Ph.D., Duke University, 1986