Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Timothy M Davidson

Title: Assistant Professor

Office Location: SQU 114

Email: Davidson@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-4785

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

Office Hours: M 2-4, W 1-2, Or by appointment

Website: : www.davidsonlab.info

Courses that I teach

Bio 1: Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology 

Bio 1: Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology (Lab)

Bio 1: Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology (Activity)

Bio 279: Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

Recent Publications

Davidson TMRuiz GM,  Torchin ME (2016) Boring crustaceans shape the land–sea interface in brackish Caribbean mangrovesEcosphere 7(8):e01430

Davidson TM, Grupe BM (2015) Habitat modification in tidepools by bioeroding sea urchins and implications for fine-scale community structure. Mar Ecol 36: 185-194

Sellers AJ, Saltonstall K, Davidson TM (2015) The introduced alga Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty ex PC Silva, 1996) in abandoned cultivation sites in Bocas del Toro, Panama. BioInvasions Records 4: 1-7

Davidson TM, de Rivera CE, Hsieh HL (2014) Damage and alteration of mangroves inhabited by a marine wood-borer. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 516: 177-185

Davidson TM, de Rivera CE, Carlton JT (2013) Small increases in temperature exacerbate the erosive effects of a non-native burrowing crustacean. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 446: 115-121

Davidson TM (2012) Boring crustaceans damage polystyrene floats under docks polluting marine waters with microplastic. Mar Poll Bul 64: 1821-1828

Davidson TM, de Rivera CE (2010) Accelerated erosion of saltmarshes infested by the non-native burrowing crustacean Sphaeroma quoianum. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 419: 129-136

Research Projects/Interests

Broadly, my research interests include marine ecology, invasion biology, and conservation. I investigate how biota affect habitat structure, community ecology, and resources in marine and aquatic ecosystems. I'm particularly interested in how human impacts (such as introductions of invasive species, climate change) alter biotic interactions and key habitat-forming foundation species and ecosystem engineers. I conduct studies in a variety of systems ranging from saltmarshes and the rocky intertidal in California and Oregon to mangroves and coral reefs in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Please see my website for more details: www.davidsonlab.info