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John F. O'Leary

John F. O'Leary

Professor of Geography

Storm Hall 309C
Department of Geography
San Diego State University

San Diego , CA 92182-4493
Office Phone: (619) 594-5511


  1. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1984
  2. M.A., University of California, Los Angeles., 1976
  3. B.A. with Honors, University of California, Riverside, 1971


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

  • Methods of vegetation analysis (field sampling techniques, statistical analysis, remote sensing GIS, and mapping)
  • Biogeography and vegetation ecology (particularly of Mediterranean-type ecosystems) with special emphases upon spatial and temporal patterns of species diversity, community composition, post-disturbance resilience, and habitat preferences of species
  • Conservation planning


Earth's Physical Environment
Geography of Natural Vegetation
Regional Climatology
Seminar: California Ecosystems
Seminar: Human Impacts On Mediterranean-type Ecosystems

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