Stephen E. Fick

Stephen E. Fick

Science Editor


Ph.D. in Ecology, 2016, University of California, Davis.
B.S. in Biology, 2008. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.


Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2018. University of Colorado Boulder / USGS.
Research Fellow, 2016–2017. Stockholm Environment Institute.
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Multivariate Statistics, Quantitative Geography, and Ecology/Evolution, 2013–2015. University of California, Davis.
National Park Service Biotech, 2012. Moab, Utah.


Henry A. Jastro Research Fellowship, University of California, Davis. 2014.
Ben A. Madson Scholarship, University of California, Davis. 2013.
Ecology Fellowship, University of California, Davis. 2011–2013.


Fick, S.E., and R. J. Hijmans. 2017. WorldClim 2: new 1-km spatial resolution climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology.
Stuble, K.L.,
S.E. Fick and T.P. Young. 2017. Every restoration is unique: testing year effects and site effects as determinants of initial restoration trajectories. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:1051–1057.
Fick, S.E., Decker, C.E., Duniway, M.C., and Miller, M.E. 2016. Small-scale barriers mitigate desertification processes and enhance plant recruitment in a degraded semiarid grassland. Ecosphere. Ecosphere 7.
Zefferman, E.M, J. Stevens, G. Charles, M.D. Dunbar, T. Emam, S. Fick, L.V. Morales, K. Wolf, D.N. Young, and T.P. Young. 2015. Plant communities in harsh sites are less invaded: a summary of observations and proposed explanations. AoB PLANTS 7:plv056.
Young, D.N., L.M. Porensky, K. Wolf,
S. Fick, and T.P. Young. 2015. Burning reveals cryptic plant diversity and promotes coexistence in a California prairie restoration experiment. Ecosphere 6:81.
Young, T. P., E. P. Zefferman, K. J. Vaughn, and
S. Fick. 2014. Initial success of native grasses is contingent on multiple interactions among exotic grass competition, temporal priority, rainfall and site effects. AoB PLANTS 7.