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Wallace Meyer

Assistant Professor of Biology and Director of the Bernard Field Station

Contact Information

R. C. Seaver Biology Building, Room 108
175 W Sixth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
1400 N. Amherst Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711


Ph.D. University of Hawaii
M.A. Humboldt State University
B.A. University of California at Santa Cruz

Professional Experience

Director of the Robert J. Bernard Field Station and Assistant Professor of Biology, Pomona College
NIH IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Arizona
 Associate Professor – College of the Redwoods


BIOL 41E: Introductory Ecological and Evolutionary Biology with Laboratory

Research Interests

The core of my research interests lie in the fields of conservation biology, invasion biology, biogeography, and ecology including aspects of population, community and ecosystem ecology. As such, my research profile is rather diverse. However, my main interest is to understand how and why the species composition of local biotas are changing, and how such changes directly and indirectly affect ecosystem-level processes and properties. Although, I intend to address a variety of ecological and evolutionary questions throughout my carrier, I expect most of my future work as Director of the Bernard Biological Field Station to be focused on the preservation and restoration of coastal sage scrub ecosystems.

Selected Publications

Moore, W., W. M. Meyer III, J. Eble, K. Franklin, J. Wiens, and R. C. Brusca. In Press. Introduction to the Arizona Sky Island Arthropod Project (ASAP): Systematics, Biogeography, Ecology, and Population Genetics of Arthropods of the Madrean Sky Islands. Proceedings of the Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment Conference
Meyer, W. M., III. 2012. Native Hawaiian succineids prefer non-native ginger (Hedychium spp.) plant species in the Kohala Mountains, Hawaii: conservation ramifications. American Malacological Bulletin 30:147-151.
Meyer, W. M., III, and R. H. Cowie. 2011. Distribution, movement and micro-habitat use of the introduced predatory snail Euglandina rosea in the Waianae Mountains, Oahu: implications for management. Invertebrate Biology 130:325-333.
Meyer, W. M., III, and N. Yeung. 2011. Trophic relationships among molluscs and other invertebrates in a Hawaiian rainforest based on carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratios. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27:441-445.
Meyer, W. M., III, R. Ostertag, and R. H. Cowie. 2011. Macro-invertebrates accelerate litter decomposition and nutrient release in Hawaii. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43:206-211.
Meyer, W. M., III, and R. H. Cowie. 2010. Feeding preferences of two predatory snails introduced to Hawaii and their conservation implications. Malacologia 53:135-144.
Meyer, W. M., III, and R. H. Cowie. 2010. Invasive temperate species are a threat to tropical island biodiversity. Biotropica 42:732-738.
Meyer, W. M., III, and A. Shiels. 2009. Black rat (Rattus rattus) predation on nonindigenous snails in Hawai‘i: complex management implications. Pacific Science 63:339-347.
Cowie, R. H., K. A. Hayes, C. T. Tran, and W. M. Meyer III. 2008.  The horticultural industry as a vector for alien snails and slugs: widespread invasion in Hawaii. International Journal of Pest Management 54:267-276.
Meyer, W. M., III, K. A. Hayes, and A. L. Meyer. 2008. Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a snail predator. American Malacological Bulletin 24:117-119.
Meyer, W. M., III. 2006. Records of rare ground-dwelling land snails on Oahu. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 88:57-58.