Coffman, G.C., R.F. Ambrose, and P.W. Rundel.  Invasion success of giant reed (Arundo donax) in relation to nutrient watershed enrichment with anthropogenic nutrients. Submitted November 2014.

Coffman, G. C. and R. F. Ambrose. 2011.  Santa Clara River Riparian Revegetation and Monitoring Handbook. Santa Clara River Trustee Council (US Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game). July 15, 2011

Orr, B.K., Z.E. Diggory, G.C. Coffman, W.A. Sears, T.L. Dudley, and A.G. Merrill. 2011.  Riparian vegetation  classification and mapping: and important tool for large-scale river corridor restoration in a semi-arid landscape. In, J.W. Willoughby, B.K. Orr, K.A. Schierenbeck and N. Jensen, (eds.). Proceedings of the California Native Plant Society Conservation Conference: Strategies and Solutions, 17-19 January 2009.  CNPS, Sacramento, California. pp. 212-232. (

Beller, EE, RM Grossinger, MN Salomon, S Dark, E Stein, B Orr, P Downs, T Longcore, GC Coffman, AA Whipple, RA Askevold, B Stanford, and J Beagle. 2011. Historical ecology of the lower Santa Clara River, Ventura River and Oxnard Plain: An analysis of terrestrial, riverine, and coastal habitats.  Prepared for the State Coastal Conservancy.  A Report of SFEI’s Historical Ecology Program, SFEI Publication #641, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Oakland, CA. August 2011. 273pp. (

Coffman, G.C., R.F. Ambrose, and P.W. Rundel. 2010. Wildfire promotes giant reed (Arundo donax) invasion in riparian ecosystems.  Biological Invasions. 12:2723-2734

Coffman, G.C. 2010. Upper Fresno River Watershed Assessment Report and Watershed Portal.  Prepared for Madera County and Department of Water Resources (Calfed Grant). June 18, 2010

Coffman, G.C. 2009. Invasive Species Management Program for the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project.  Prepared for Prepared for World Bank and the Nam Theun Power Company, Environmental Management Office. May 19, 2009.

Coffman, G.C. 2008.  Revegetation and Monitoring Report for Constructed Wetland Above Full Supply Level for the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project Wildlife Program.  Prepared for World Bank, the Nam Theun Power Company, and Dersu & Associates, Environmental Management Office. November 26, 2008.

Dersu & Associates (contributing author).  2007.  Wildlife Management and Monitoring Plan for Nam Theun Watershed, Nakai, Laos. Prepared for World Bank and the Nam Theun Power Company, Environmental Management Office. August 2007. C880: Wildlife Programme Phase 1

Coffman, G.C.  March 2007.  Factors Influencing Invasion of Giant Reed (Arundo donax) in Riparian Ecosystems of Mediterranean-type climate Regions.  Dissertation.  University of California, Los Angeles.

Coffman, G.C.  2007.  Giant Reed (Arundo donax): Effects on Streams and Water Resources. In, S.W. Trimble, (ed). Encyclopedia of Water Science.

Coffman, G.C., T. Dudley, P.W. Rundel, and R.F. Ambrose. 2005. Are we creating the ideal conditions for Arundo donax invasion in California? In, G. Skurka, (ed.). Proceedings of the California Invasive Plant Council Symposium. 9(2005):9

Ambrose. R.F., P. Rundel, G.C. Coffman.  2005.  Influence of Nutrient Loading in the Invasion of an Alien Plant Species, Giant Reed (Arundo donax), in Southern California Riparian Ecosystems – (Extended Project – Effects of Fire on Giant Reed (Arundo donax) Invasion in Riparian Ecosystems.  UC Water Resources Center Technical Completion Report Project No. W-960

Coffman, G.C., R.F. Ambrose, and P.W. Rundel.  2004.  Invasion of Arundo donax in river ecosystems of mediterranean climates: causes, impacts and management strategies. Proceedings of the 10th Medecos International Conference, Rhodes, Greece. Millpress Science Publishers, Netherlands.

Coffman, G.C., and R. Knight.  2004.  Giant reed eradication project would provide economic benefits to impoverished communities (South Africa). Ecological Restoration 22(2):146-7

Coffman, G.C. 2004. Invasion of Arundo donax in riparian ecosystems of Mediterranean-type climates: causes, impacts and management strategies. In, C. Pirosko, (ed.). Proceedings of the California Invasive Plant Council Symposium. 8(2004):15

Coffman, G.C. and J. Zentner.  1999.  Shifts in distribution of rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium) after a riparian restoration (Green Valley Creek, California).  Ecological Restoration 17(4):241

Coffman, G.C. 1998. Natural and Restored Salt Marsh Soil Seed Banks in San Francisco Bay. M.A. Thesis, San Francisco State University.

Coffman, G.  1998.  The soil seed bank of restored and historic salt marshes in San Francisco Bay, California: a comparative study.  Proceedings of the VII International Congress of Ecology, held July 19-25, 1998 in Florence, Italy, A. Farina, J. Kennedy and V. Bossu, Editors, Firma Effe Advertising and Marketing – I – Reggio Emilia, Florence, Italy.

Gibb, D.M. and G.C. Coffman. 1993. Soil saturation determination for wetland mitigation monitoring using “rusty rods” – a case study. Georgia Water Resources Conference Proceedings. University of Georgia: Athens, Georgia.