Karen Beardsley

Contact Information

Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

Position: Academic Coordinator II
Email: kbeardsley@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-5678
Office: Wickson 2120E


B.S. in Mathematics, University of California, Davis, 1985
M.A. in Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993
Ph.D. in Geography, University of California, Davis, 2009

Professional Interests

Karen serves as the manager for all biodiversity and conservation projects. She also manages the Programming Resources Group, which maintains ICE's web pages and develops sophisticated database and GIS web query systems.

Selected Publications

Karen Beardsley, James H. Thorne, Nathaniel E. Roth, Shengyi Gao, and Michael C. McCoy, 2009.  Assessing the influence of rapid urban growth and regional policies on biological resources, Landscape and Urban Planning, 93(2009):172-183.

Karen B. Willett and Eric W. Sanderson, 2000. Taking GIS into the Wild: Teaching GIS to Practicing International Conservation Biologists, Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 84(1):276-281.

John C. Hunter, Karen B. Willett, Michael C. McCoy, James F. Quinn, and Kaylene E. Keller, 1999. Prospects for Preservation and Restoration of Riparian Forests in the Sacramento Valley, California, USA, Environmental Management, 24(1):65-75.

S.A. Lahm, R.F.W. Barnes, K. Beardsley, P. Cervinka, 1998. A method for censusing the greater white-nosed monkey in northeastern Gabon using the population density gradient in relation to roads, Journal of Tropical Ecology, 14:629-643.

R.F.W. Barnes, K. Beardsley, F. Michelmore, K.L. Barnes, M.P.T. Alers, A. Blom, 1997. Estimating Forest Elephant Numbers with Dung Counts and a Geographic Information System, Journal of Wildlife Management, 61(4):1384-1393.

F.W. Davis, D. Stoms, A. Hollander, M. Borchert, M. Bueno, K. Beardsley, V. Gray, 1994. Gap Analysis of the Southwestern California Region, NCGIA Technical Report 94-04, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, Santa Barbara, California.

F. Michelmore, K. Beardsley, R.F.W. Barnes, I. Douglas-Hamilton, 1994. A model illustrating the changes in forest elephant numbers caused by poaching, African Journal of Ecology, 32(2):88-99.

Karen Beardsley and David Stoms, 1993. Compiling a digital map of areas managed for biodiversity in California, Natural Areas Journal, 13(3):177-190.

S. Moore, J. Winckel, S. Detwiler, S. Klasing, P. Gaul, N. Kanim, B. Kesser, A. DeBevec, K. Beardsley, L. Puckett, 1990. Fish and Wildlife Resources and Agricultural Drainage in the San Joaquin Valley, San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program, Sacramento, California.

F. Michelmore, K. Beardsley, R.F.W. Barnes, I. Douglas-Hamilton, 1989. Elephant Population Estimates for the Central African Forests, Volume 2: Ivory Trade Review Group Technical Reports, Lausanne, Switzerland.