Associate Professor, Geography
Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1992
Biogeography, pyrogeography, geomorphology, human impacts on environmental systems, media coverage of the environment
Bendix, J. and Hartnett, J.J. Asynchronous lightning and Santa Ana winds
highlight human role in southern California fire regimes. Environmental Research Letters 13: 074024.
Bendix, J. and Commons, M.G. Distribution and frequency of wildfire in
California riparian ecosystems. Environmental Research Letters 12:
Bendix, J., Wiley Jr., J.J. and Commons, M.G. Intermediate disturbance and
patterns of species richness. Physical Geography DOI:10.1080/02723646.2017.1327269.
Bendix, J. Clay (a poem). GeoHumanities, 2(1):276-277.
2014 Bendix, J. and Vale, T.R. Placing the river in context: James C. Knox, fluvial geomorphology, and physical geography. Geography Compass , 8(5):325-335.
2013 Bendix, J. and Cowell, C.M. Disturbance and riparian tree establishment in the Sespe Wilderness, California, USA. Physical Geography, 34(2):149-158.
2013 Bendix, J. and Stella, J.C. Riparian Vegetation and the Fluvial Environment: A Biogeographic Perspective. In : Shroder, J., Jr., Butler, D.R., Hupp, C.R., Eds., Treatise on Geomorphology, vol. 12, pp. 53-74. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
2013 Stella, J.C., Rodríguez-González, P., Dufour, S. and Bendix, J. Physical Controls on Riparian Vegetation in Mediterranean-Climate Regions. Hydrobiologia, 719:291-315.
2010 Bendix, J. and Cowell, C.M. Fire, floods and woody debris: Interactions between biotic and geomorphic processes. Geomorphology, 116(3-4):297-304.
2010 Bendix, J. and Cowell, C.M. Impacts of wildfire on the composition and structure of riparian forests in Southern California. Ecosystems, 13(1):99-107 .
2002 Bendix, J. Pre-European Fire in California Chaparral. In T. Vale, ed., Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape, pp. 269-293. Washington, D. C.: Island Press.
2000 Bendix, J. and Hupp, C.R. Hydrological and geomorphological impacts on riparian plant communities. Hydrological Processes, 14(16-17): 2977-2990.
1999 Bendix, J. Stream power influence on southern Californian riparian vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science, 10(2):243-252.
1999 Bendix, J. and Liebler, C. M. (1999). Place, distance, and environmental news: Geographic variation in newspaper coverage of the spotted owl conflict. Annals of the Association of American Geographers , 89(4):658-676.
1998 Bendix, J. Impact of a flood on southern Californian riparian vegetation. Physical Geography, 19(2): 162-174.
1997 Bendix, J. Flood disturbance and the distribution of riparian species diversity. Geographical Review, 87(4): 468-483.
1996 Parker, K.C. and Bendix, J. Landscape-scale geomorphic influences on vegetation patterns in four environments. Physical Geography, 17(2):113-141.
1996 Liebler, C.M. and Bendix, J. Old-growth forests on network news: News sources and the framing of an environmental controversy. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 73(1):53-65
1994 Bendix, J. Scale, direction and pattern in riparian vegetation-environment relationships. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 84(4):654-667.
1994 Bendix, J. Among-site variation in riparian vegetation of the Southern California Transverse Ranges. American Midland Naturalist, 132:136-151.
1999- Associate Professor of Geography
1994-1999 Assistant Professor of Geography and Senior Research Associate in the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration, Syracuse University
1992-94 Temporary Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Impacts of disturbance (principally fire and floods) on plant communities; interactions between ecological and fluvial geomorphic processes; inputs and impacts of woody debris in rivers; presettlement populations of beaver in North America and the impacts of their removal; media coverage of the environment.