Redwood Creek Restoration

Redwood Creek Restoration

During this field trip, we learned about riparian ecosystems found along streams of coastal California by visiting Redwood Creek and sampling riparian vegetation along a restored reach of this stream.  Other field trip objectives were to practice using field equipment […]

Gretchen Coffman

My current research focuses on scientific questions with high relevance to management problems, mainly related to riparian plant ecology, restoration, and invasive plant biology in river systems of mediterranean-type and tropical climates.

Currently, I have on-going research projects along rivers and watersheds in coastal southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley of California, and Southeast Asia.

I teach courses at the University of San Francisco in applied ecology, environmental science, restoration ecology, and ecosystem ecology.  During the summer I teach wetland restoration ecology and wetland delineation in the Wetland Science Series at SFSU’s Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies in Tiburon, California.