John Callaway received his PhD in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University in 1994. Prior to his position at USF, John was the Associate Director of the Pacific Estuarine Research Laboratory (PERL) at San Diego State University.
At USF, Professor teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory environmental science, applied ecology, wetlands, and restoration ecology. His research expertise is in wetland restoration, specifically wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics. Recent research projects focus on the development of restored wetlands, including evaluations of the importance of plant species diversity and the role of physical heterogeneity in the development of ecosystem functions. His research includes projects in San Francisco Bay and Tijuana Estuary.This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, California Sea Grant, and other agencies.
Prof. Callaway is on Academic Leave for the Fall 2017 semester to be the Lead Scientist for the Delta Science Program.
- PhD, Louisiana State University, 1994
- Associate Director of the Pacific Estuarine Research Laboratory (PERL), San Diego State University
- Wetland restoration
- Wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics
- Development of restored wetlands, including evaluations of the importance of plant species diversity and the role of physical heterogeneity in the development of ecosystem functions
- San Francisco Bay issues
- Selected Publications
Schile, L.M., J.C. Callaway, J.T. Morris, D. Stralberg, and V.T. Parker. 2014. Modeling tidal marsh distribution with sea-level rise: evaluating the role of vegetation, sediment, and upland habitat in marsh resiliency. PLOS One 9(2):e88760. doi:88710.81371/journal.pone.0088760.
Callaway, J.C., A.B. Borde, H.L. Diefenderfer, V.T. Parker, J.M. Rybczyk, R.M. Thom. 2012. Pacific Coast tidal wetlands. Pages 103-116 in D.P. Batzer and A.H. Baldwin, editors. Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Callaway, J.C., E.L. Borgnis, R.E. Turner, and C.S. Milan. 2012. Carbon sequestration and sediment accretion in San Francisco Bay tidal wetlands. Estuaries &s; Coasts 35: 1163-1181.
Callaway, J.C., V.T. Parker, M.C. Vasey, L.M. Schile, and E.R. Herbert. 2011. Tidal wetland restoration in San Francisco Bay: History and current issues. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 9(3) http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5dd3n9x3 Doherty, J.M., J.C. Callaway, and J.B. Zedler. 2011. Diversity–function relationships changed in a long-term restoration experiment. Ecological Applications 21: 2143-2155.
Parker, V.T., J.C. Callaway, L.M. Schile, M.C. Vasey, and E.R. Herbert. 2011. Climate change and San Francisco Bay-Delta tidal wetlands. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 9(3). http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/8j20685w
Schile, L.M., J.C. Callaway, V.T. Parker, and M.C. Vasey. 2011. Salinity and inundation influence productivity of the halophytic plant Sarcocornia pacifica. Wetlands 31: 1165-1174.
Stralberg, D., M. Brennan, J.C. Callaway, J.K. Wood, L.M. Schile, D. Jongsomjit, M. Kelly, V.T. Parker, and S. Crooks. 2011. Evaluating tidal marsh sustainability in the face of sea-level rise: A hybrid modeling approach applied to San Francisco Bay. PLoS One 6: e27388. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027388
Callaway, J. C., and J. B. Zedler. 2009. Conserving the diverse marshes of the Pacific Coast. Pages 285-306 in B. R. Silliman, E. D. Grosholz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. Human Impacts on Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.