Barbara Allen-Díaz

Professor (on leave)



  • Ph.D. Wildland Resource Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1980
  • M.S. Range Management, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
  • A.B. Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1975

Research Interests

Rangeland ecology and management, Plant community ecology

Research Description

I study how rangeland ecosystems respond to herbivory, fire, and management. I ask questions about how rangeland plant community distribution is related to physical site variables such as elevation, slope, aspect, soil type, and climate, as well as to biological and management variables such as grazing and fire history, etc. Then I examine whether the patterns in community response are predictable at various scales. I develop plant community models of ecosystem response which are intended to improve land management decision making and improve our understanding of plant community response to global change.

Current Appointment: Vice President, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Russell Rustici Chair in Rangeland Management

Please note: I am currently not taking new students.

Contact Information


Office: University Office of the President

Office Phone: 510-987-9359

Office Hours

By Appointment

Mailing Address

University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA  94607-5200