Travis Longcore, Ph.D. Assistant Professor,
University of Southern California
Dr. Travis Longcore is an Assistant Professor of Architecture, Spatial Sciences, and Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. He is a core faculty member in the Landscape Architecture graduate program and the undergraduate major in GeoDesign. Dr. Longcore earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA and an Honors B.A in Geography from the University of Delaware (summa cum laude). Dr. Longcore’s research is focused on nature in cities and makes use of diverse statistical tools, fieldwork, and geographic information systems. His landmark article “Ecological Light Pollution” (Longcore and Rich 2004) and 2006 co-edited book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting (Island Press) have come to define a new and rapidly growing research area in ecology. His research projects have included assessment of the ecosystem services of urban vegetation, use of native plants for phytoremediation, and the use of spatial decision support tools to better manage species and habitats.