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- Survivorship and ecological impacts of the non-native invasive coqui frog (Eleutherodactylus coqui) in native Hawaiian forests
- Density of non-native black rat (Rattus rattus) in Hawaiian forest ecosystems
- Movement pattern and habitat use of the Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus [= Bufo] canorus) in the Sierra Nevada mountains
- Landscape genomics of two ecologically important tree species, koa (Acacia koa) in Hawaii and valley oak (Quercus lobata) in California
- Impact of non-native predators on pollinators and native plant reproduction in a Hawaiian dryland ecosystem
I am interested in the conservation of endemic wildlife species and native ecosystems in Hawaii and California, particularly in relation to environmental change such as non-native invasive species, forest management activities, and changing climate. Major objectives of my research include (1) determining ecological impacts of non-native invasive wildlife species in Hawaii, (2) investigating the ecology of native amphibian species in California, and (3) developing landscape-level studies related to the conservation and management of endemic species in both Hawaii and California.
- University of California, Ph.D. Ecology 2010
- University of Michigan, M.S. Biology 1998
- University of California, B.S. Conservation and Resource Studies 1994
- University of California, B.A. Integrative Biology 1994
- Aslan, Clare E.; Liang, Christina T.; Shiels, Aaron B.; Haines, William . 2018. Absence of native flower visitors for the endangered Hawaiian mint Stenogyne angustifolia: Impending ecological extinction.
- Dudley, Nick; Jones, Tyler; James, Robert; Sniezko, Richard; Wright, Jessica; Liang, Christina; Gugger, Paul F.; Cannon, Phil. 2017. Applied genetic conservation of Hawaiian Acacia koa: an eco-regional approach.
- Gugger, Paul F.; Liang, Christina T.; Sork, Victoria L.; Hodgskiss, Paul ; Wright, Jessica W. 2017. Applying landscape genomic tools to forest management and restoration of Hawaiian koa (Acacia koa) in a changing environment.
- Liang, Christina T.; Grasso, Robert L.; Nelson-Paul, Julie J.; Vincent, Kim E.; Lind, Amy J. 2017. Fine-scale habitat characteristics related to occupancy of the Yosemite Toad, Anaxyrus canorus.
- Aslan, Clare E.; Liang, Christina T.; Galindo, Ben; Kimberly, Hill; Topete, Walter. 2016. The role of honey bees as pollinators in natural areas.
- Delfino-Mix, Annette; Wright, Jessica W.; Gugger, Paul F.; Liang, Christina; Sork, Victoria L. 2015. Establishing a range-wide provenance test in valley oak (Quercus lobata N e) at two California sites.
- Liang, Christina T. 2013. Movements and habitat use of Yosemite toads (Anaxyrus (formerly Bufo) canorus) in the Sierra National Forest, California.
- Liang, Christina T.; Stohlgren, Thomas J. 2011. Habitat suitability of patch types: A case study of the Yosemite toad.
- Liang, C.T. 2010. Habitat modeling and movements of the Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus ( Bufo) canorus) in the Sierra Nevada, California.
|Environmental factors associated with genetic variation in the Hawaiian koa tree|
Forest Service scientists looked at the association between environmental variables and genetic variation in the endemic Hawaiian tree species, ...
|Landscape Genomics of Koa Tree (Acacia koa)|
Forest Service scientists examined patterns of genetic differentiation throughout the genome of the Hawaiian koa tree (Acacia koa) and associate ...
|Strangers at their Doors: Hawaiian Plants and Non-native Pollinators|
Forest Service researchers spent 576 hours observing potential pollinators for eight native plant species in a Hawaiian tropical dryland system. ...