UCR-Stan Lim- Graduate Students

CCB Graduate Students

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CCB Graduate Students

Jared Anderson-Huxley
Jared Anderson-Huxley

http://mspaso.wixsite.com/traitecology/people

I am interested in helping to protect the amazing biodiversity of California that inspired me to pursue a career in ecologic research.

Holly Andrews
Holly Andrews

https://sites.google.com/a/ucr.edu/holly-andrews/

I am broadly interested in consequences of global change on ecosystem stability and function in California aridlands.

Eleinis Avila-Lovera
Eleinis Avila-Lovera

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eleinis_Avila-Lovera2

I am interested in the ecophysiology and conservation of plants with photosynthetic stems, which usually inhabit arid and semi-arid environments and are strongly threaten by climate change.

Teresa Bohner
Teresa Bohner

https://www.diezecology.com/lab-group-1/

I'm interested in how demographic responses to the environment and community interactions shape patterns in species distributions and community composition in western conifer forests. 

Erica Bucior
Erika Bucior

I am working to understand plant physiological responses to changing global conditions, which will allow us to better restore and preserve ecologically and functionally important coastal ecosystems in the wake of increasing storm frequency and rising temperatures.

Jacob Cecala
Jacob Cecala

https://faculty.ucr.edu/~eewilson/

My research explores how species of wild, native bees interact with flowering ornamental plants in urban and agricultural areas. I study this topic at multiple scales, from individual bees to entire assemblages of species.

Ryan Conway
Ryan Conway

https://eeob.ucr.edu/people/graduate-students

My research is in the dispersal of species along networks and I aim to inform the conservation of aquatic species in heavily urbanized watersheds and fragmented waterways.

Yuwei Cui
Yuwei Cui

My goal is to use genomic data and quantitative methods to study evolutionary/conservation biology, and we are currently collecting data from local kangaroo rats to look at their genetic patterns and adaptation.

Serj Danielian
Serj Danielian

I study how environmental noise interacts with the topology of dispersal to affect metapopulation dynamics.

Kaleigh Fisher
Kaleigh Fisher

http://www.woodardlab.com/lab-members.html

I am interested in chemoreception in social insects and how it is related to their persistence in rapidly changing landscapes.

Matthew Green
Matthew Green

My research investigates the processes that shape metacommunity patterns in aquatic systems, with the goal that this work will better facilitate solving environmental issues related to habitat loss, fragmentation and the conservation of freshwater biota.

James Guilinger
James Guilinger

http://andrewgray.ucr.edu/people/jguilinger.html

I am a geomorphologist who is interested in understanding the dominant controls on upland hillslope erosion and associated sediment delivery to channels, which have consequences on downstream aquatic ecosystems. Currently, I am monitoring erosion in recently burned drainages in southern California.

Elijah Hall
Elijah Hall

Rafferty Lab

"I study how climate change is impacting plant-pollinator interactions. Specifically, I am interested in how climate change alters the spatial and temporal composition of flowering in order to understand how these shifts will affect plant and pollinator community viability in the future."

Elisa Henderson
Elisa Henderson

I have always been interested in conservation biology, and I am especially interested in using conservation genetics tools to understand the impact that humans have on population genetic structure and hybridization.

Peter Ibsen
Peter Ibsen

My name is Peter Ibsen and I am care about how to couple conservation of natural areas with expanding human populations.

Andrea Keeler
Andrea Keeler

http://ecologyandrea.com

I am interested in how mutualisms are being impacted by global climate change.

Dion Kucera
Dion Kucera

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dionkucera/

I am interested in understanding how vegetation in urban environments responds to stress, and what factors make urban vegetation more or less capable of withstanding stressful conditions.

Mystyn Mills
Mystyn Mills

http://mystynmills.wixsite.com/mystynmills

Among other things my interests in conservation biology especially relate to the study of fragmented habitats, spatial resilience, network analysis, and reserve design/management.

Thien-Y (Catherine) Nguyen
Thien-Y (Catherine) Nguyen

I am interested in the behavioral endocrinology and am currently studying parental care in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). I aspire to apply endocrinology to wildlife management and conservation.

Annika Rose Person
Annika Rose-Person

https://raffertylab.ucr.edu/

I study how plants' mutualisms with below-ground fungi (mycorrhizae) affect plant pollination, and how these interactions may be impacted by climate change.

Parsa Saffarinia
Parsa Saffarinia

@Psaffarinia

I investigate the role of water flow disturbance, aggravated by global change, in structuring freshwater food webs.

Erica Sarro
Erica Sarro

ericasarro.com

Erica is broadly interested in pollinator plasticity and adaptation in the face of environmental stressors.

Tessa Shates
Tessa Shates

https://maucklab.ucr.acsitefactory.com/tessa-shates

Tessa is discovering the virome (crop-associated and novel viruses) of perennial native California plants, the insects that vector those viruses and the costs or benefits of chronic viral infection. 

Robert Straser
Robert Straser

https://treecrops.ucr.edu/

“As an agricultural entomologist, I work with growers to find effective management strategies for the conservation and/or restoration of the beneficial insect communities that help support safe, sustainable food production.

Noah Teller
Noah Teller

https://llarios12.wixsite.com/lariosecology

Noah Teller is interested in using advances in trait-based plant community ecology to develop improved ecological restoration methods for land managers. His projects include postfire native plant seeding to reduce the risk of invasion by exotic species and sensor-based field monitoring to improve treatment techniques for common invasive plants.

Clara Woodie
Clara Woodie

https://www.kurtandersonecology.com/

I am interested in preserving and promoting the stability of natural food webs. I create mini ecosystems (protist microcosms) to study the long-term dynamics of interacting species and build mathematical models to predict their future outcomes.

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