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.


Paige Austin, Field Supervisor

Paige is CEB’s field supervisor.  She assists CEB student interns with data collection in the field and helps maintain the CEB weather stations.




Sally Gee, Field Technician

Sally Gee recently joined CEB as our field technician.  She has extensive experience in native plant propagation and in plant ecology research.