Center for Water and the Environment

Colleen Hatfield

Professor of Biological Sciences

Research Interests 

Dr. Hatfield studies landscape ecology and the interaction between spatial patterns and ecological processes. She is particularly interested in riparian ecosystems and watershed processes, landscape change, and conservation and invasion ecology. Dr. Hatfield’s research utilizes the principles of landscape ecology to study topics ranging from invasion dynamics and conservation biology to understanding implications of changing landscapes. She approaches these topics with a variety of tools including empirical investigations, computer modeling and spatial analysis.

Research Projects

PI’s: C.A. Hatfield

Title: Evaluating a 20-year record of bank swallow colony data on the Sacramento River

Funding Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Dates: 1/2013 – 6/2013

Award Amount:$41,000

Research Areas

Ecology, Biodiversity, Other