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Colleen Hatfield

Colleen Hatfield


Department of Biological Sciences

California State University
Chico, California 95929-0515

Office: Holt 240

Campus phone # (530) 898-4235

Campus fax# (530) 898-5060


  • Fundamentals of Ecology (BIOL 350)
  • Environmental Literacy (ENVL 105/ENVL 105I)

Research Interests:

My research utilizes the principles of landscape ecology to study topics ranging from invasion dynamics and conservation biology to understanding implications of changing landscapes. The unifying theme of my research is how the spatial pattern of resource distribution on a landscape affects ecological processes, from individual behavior to population and community dynamics. I approach these topics with a variety of tools including empirical investigations, computer modeling and spatial analysis.

I study landscape ecology and the interaction between spatial patterns and ecological processes. I am particularly interested in:

  • Riparian ecosystems and watershed processes
  • Landscape change
  • Invasion ecology