Gretchen C. Coffman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco, Environmental Science Department
2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

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.

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.