Travis Huxman came to UC Irvine in July of 2012 from the University of Arizona, where he was Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of UA’s Biosphere 2. He is an ecologist who conducts research on the evolution of plant traits and the impacts of climate change on ecosystems.

 SKsaltonseaSarah Kimball, Assistant Director and Project Scientist

Sarah Kimball is the Assistant Director and Project Scientist for the Center for Environmental Biology. She is a plant evolutionary ecologist who studies links between plant traits and community composition.  Her research investigates how ecological systems respond to global change while providing tools that are useful to restoration and conservation.



Jennifer Long

Jennifer Long, Education & Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer Long oversees the CEB Education & Outreach interns. She studies science learning in informal environments, including science centers, after-school programs, and educational media. More specifically, her work focuses on the effectiveness of designed environments for helping people learn about the natural world.


Sally Gee, Field Supervisor

Sally Gee is CEB’s field supervisor.  She supervises CEB student interns with data collection in the field.  Sally leads our native plant propagation efforts for restoration experiments.




Priscilla Ta, Field Technician

Priscilla Ta joined CEB as our field technician after having served as an excellent CEB intern for two years.  She has extensive experience in plant ecology research.