Edith Allen


Research Focus--Plant ecology, restoration ecology: Effects of nitrogen deposition on native plant communities, restoration of native vegetation, importance of mycorrhizal fungi in native plant communities.


  • BA Biology, German 1973, Tufts University 
  • MA Botany 1975, Rutgers University 
  • PhD Botany 1979 , University of Wyoming 


  • Recipient, Rieger Award for Service to the Society for Ecological Restoration, September 1999
  • President, Soil Ecology Society 2002-2003
  • Chair, USFWS Quino Checkerspot Butterfly Recovery Team, July 1999-2003
  • Panel Manager, USDA-NRI Managed Ecosystem Panel, 1999-2000
  • Member, Committee of Visitor's review panel for Ecological Studies Programs, NSF, 2002
  • Editor-in-Chief, Restoration Ecology, 1999-2004
  • Panel Chair, UC Invasives Species Research Program, 2001-2004
  • Panel Member, U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Institute for Climate Change Research, 2006
  • Professional Achievement Award, Soil Ecology Society, 2007
  • Associate editor, Invasive Plant Science and Management, 2007-present

Research Area

Effects of invasive species on native vegetation, weed competition and succession, restoration ecology and mycorrhizal fungi, effects of urbanization and agriculture on native ecosystems

Contact Edith Allen

Contact Edith Allen

Cooperative Extension Natural Resources, Specialist.& Professor of Plant Ecology
University of California, Riverside
2129 Batchelor Hall, Keen Hall
Riverside, California  92521
Phone: (951) 827-2123
Fax: (951) 827-4437


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