Aviva Rossi

Aviva Rossi

Adjunct Professor


Aviva Rossi's research interests include biogeography, natural history, mammalogy, climate change, and conservation. Her current work focuses on quantifying the natural history of small mammals, including the niche space, resource selection, and modeled distributions. The ultimate goal of her work is to better understand how species are likely to respond to climate change in a way that can inform management.

In addition to her research, Ms. Rossi has over 20 years of experience working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked with nonprofit organizations and consulting firms focusing on regulated species (sensitive and invasive) and habitats in the greater Bay Area.


  • Wildlife Ecology

Research Areas

  • Biogeography
  • Natural History
  • Mammalogy
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation


  • PhD, University of California Davis, Ecology
  • MS, University of San Francisco, Environmental Management