Travis Longcore

An expert on environmental policy, conservation and Southern California wildlife

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Spatial Sciences and Biological Sciences
USC School of Architecture
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Faculty Affiliate of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies


  • environmental management and policy
  • conservation biology and planning
  • environmental impact analysis
  • ecological restoration
  • Southern California natural history
  • endangered California butterflies
  • dune habitats, oaks, and coastal sage scrub
  • wildfires
  • fuel management
  • light pollution and artificial night lighting
  • the Los Angeles River and the San Gabriel River
  • humane wildlife management
  • The Endangered Species Act, the California Coastal Act and The California Environmental Quality Act

Additional Information

    Science director, The Urban Wildlands Group
    Research Associate, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


  • Swedish


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