Walter Oechel

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside 1970

Research Interests

  • My research focuses on the patterns and controls on native ecosystem functioning. Emphasis is on Arctic, Mediterranean-type, and desert ecosystems, especially in Alaska, California, the Mediterranean Basin, and La Paz Mexico. Current research includes measuring the rates and controls on ecosystem carbon flux and storage by chamber, tower, and flux aircraft in an effort to scale to large scale regional patterns. Another major research emphasis is to determine the effect of global change (inclu

Areas of Emphasis

  • Physiological Ecology


  • Biology, San Diego State University