Kelly Lyons , Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology
Ph.D. - University of California at Davis
M.S. - University of California at Davis
B.A. - American University
Biodiversidad y Conservacion en Mexico
The consistent interplay between curiosity and understanding in both teaching and research is what motivates me. And when I can inspire my students to be motivated by their curiosity to understand, I feel I have succeeded!
2010 Lyons, K.G., Schwartz, M.W. "Distribution and ecotypic variation of the invasive annual Barbed goatgrass on serpentine soil." Invasive Plant Science and Management 3(4).
2010 Lyons, K.G., *McCarthy, W.A. "Early Decomposition of Juniperus ashei (Ashe Juniper) wood as a function of microclimate: implications for grassland restoration." Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63(3): 359-365.
2009 Lyons, K.G., *Baruk G. Maldonado-Leal, *Gigi Owen. "Community and Ecosystem Impacts of the Non-indigenous C4 grass Pennisetum ciliare (Buffelgrass) in the Plains of the Sonoran desert, Sonora, Mexico In Invasive Plants on the Move and Controlling them in North America, eds. Francisco Espinosa-García, Tani Hubbard, Thomas R. Van Devender, and Bonnie Harper-Lore. University of Arizona Press.
2009 Glen, E.P., Franklin, K.A, Lyons, K., Nagler, P.L., Lampkin, D., Molina-Freaner, F., Markow, T., Huete, A. "Remote sensing methods to monitor Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) land conversion and productivity: Case study in the Plains of Sonora In Invasive Plants on the Move and Controlling them in North America, eds. Francisco Espinosa-García, Tani Hubbard, Thomas R. Van Devender, and Bonnie Harper-Lore. University of Arizona Press.
2006 Franklin, K.A., Lyons, K., Nagler, P.L., Lampkin, D., Glenn, E.P., Molina-Freaner, F., Markow, T., Huete, A. "Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) land conversion and productivity in the plains of Sonora, Mexico." Biological Conservation 127(1):62-71.
2005 Lyons, K.G., Brigham, C.A., Traut, B.H., Schwartz, M.W. "Rare species and ecosystem functioning." Conservation Biology 19(4): 1019-1024.
2001 Lyons, K.G., Schwartz, M.W. "Rare species loss alters ecosystem function 'invasion resistance.'" Ecology Letters 4: 358-365.
2000 Schwartz, M.W., C. Brigham, J.D. Hoeksema, K.G. Lyons, M. Mills, P. VanMantgem. "Is Biodiversity-for-ecosystem-function an appropriate conservation paradigm?" Oecologia 122: 297-305.
Chair - Sustainability Committee
Member - Environmental Studies Steering Committee
Member - Mexico the Americas and Spain (MAS) Advisory Committee
Member - Employee Benefits Committee
Member - Languages Across the Curriculum Committee
Member - Center for Sciences and Innovation Planning Team
Research Mentor - Integrated Research in Biomathematics
Member - San Antonio River Foundation, Environmental Advisory Committee
Board Member - Friends of Friedrich Park, San Antonio Natural Areas
Associate Editor - Invasive Plant Science and Management