Papers and books
Halsey, R.W. and J.E. Keeley. 2016. Conservation issues: California chaparral. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier Publications, Inc.
Halsey, R.W. and A.D. Syphard. 2015. High-severity fire in chaparral: cognitive dissonance in the shrublands. In D. A. DellaSala and C.T. Hanson (eds), The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature's Phoenix. Elsevier Publications, Inc.
Gordon, L., R.W. Halsey, J.E. Keeley, J.P. Rebman, D. Wiens, and A. Johanson. 2015. Mission manzanita, queen of the elfin forest: Is the species in decline? Fremontia 43: 23-28.
Halsey, R.W. 2011. Chaparral as a natural resource: changing the conversation about chaparral and fire. In Proceedings, CA Native Plant Society Conservation Conference, 17-19 Jan. 2009: 82-86.
Halsey, R.W., J.E. Keeley, and K. Wilson. 2009. Fuel age and fire spread in southern California chaparral ecosystems: natural conditions vs. opportunities for fire suppression. Fire Management Today 69, #2: 22-28.
USGS Science Brief on the above paper.
Halsey, R.W. 2008. Fire and the Reverence for Life. Sketches - San Diego Audubon Society. Vol 60, Number 1: 2-3.
Halsey, R.W. 2008. Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California. Sunbelt Publications. Second Edition. San Diego, CA. 188 p.
Halsey, R.W. 2007. Chaparral: Pure California. Fremontia 35: 2-7.
Halsey, R.W. 2004. In search of allelopathy: an eco-historical view of the investigation of chemical inhibition in California coastal sage scrub and chamise chaparral. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 131: 343-367. Send us an email to request a copy.
Finkenthal, D, B. Greco, R. Halsey, L. Pena, S. Rodecker, B. Simms, R.L. Lee, J. Lohr, M.J. Schaffer, and D.P. Schissel. 1996. Introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum. General Atomics, San Diego, CA. 96 p.
Halsey, R.W. 1993. Contributor. Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Project 2061, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Oxford University Press.
Halsey, R.W. 1985. What is the Use of it All? In Promising Practices - It's Role in Gifted Students, Lannie Kanevsky (Ed). San Diego State University. San Diego City Schools. San Diego.
Selected Articles and Print Interviews
Public Radio KPBS, Richard Halsey interviewed by Maureen Cavanaugh about all things chaparral, May 19, 2009.
NPR's Living Earth. May 2, 2008. When you go into a national forest, you expect to see trees, but in southern California the forests are covered with shrubby plants known as chaparral. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet visits San Bernardino National Forest and talks with scientists who are trying to protect the dry vegetation. Listen to the audio.
FM 95.9's interviews with Tommy Hough:September 24, 2009: The Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest, public misunderstandings about fire and chaparral, and the importance of California's state parks.
October 5, 2008: The best way to protect citizens and natural resources from wildfire with a focus on San Diego County. See our Video page for additional content.