Mathias Research Projects

All past and present Mathias Grant recipients and their projects are listed in the table below. By default, the table is organized by year, with the most recent projects listed first.

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AwardeeReserve UsedResearch TitleCampusYear
AwardeeReserve UsedResearch TitleCampusYear
Steven R. MoreySierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryDevelopmental plasticity and life-history evolution in the spadefoot toadUC Riverside1988-1989
Gregory J. LowenbergBodega Marine Reserve UC Davis1988-1989
Pamela Celeste MuickHastings Natural History Reservation UC Berkeley1988-1989
Gwendolyn BachmanSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory UC Los Angeles1988-1989
Kim W. KratzSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryColonization dynamics: Resource levels intraspecific interactions and predator impacts on prey populationsUC Santa Barbara1988-1989
Felisa A. SmithSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterFiber utilization by a small mammalian herbivore, Neotoma lepida lepidaUC Irvine1988-1989
David O. RibbleHastings Natural History Reservation UC Berkeley1988-1989
Amos BouskilaSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterEffect of predation risk from a snake on the micro-habitat utilization of desert rodentsUC Davis1989-1990
Craig L. FrankBurns Piñon Ridge Reserve and the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh ReserveThe relationship between diet, depot fat composition, and the evolution of hibernation in SciuridaeUC Davis1989-1990
Steven PenningsCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveSalt marsh vegetation patternsUC Santa Barbara1989-1990
Steven R. MoreySierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryDevelopmental plasticity and life-history evolution in spadefoot toadsUC Riverside1989-1990
Stephen M. SecorSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterForaging mode as a determinant of energy expenditure in desert snakesUC Los Angeles1989-1990
Gwendolyn BachmanSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory UC Los Angeles1989-1990
Gretchen Barrow NorthMotte Rimrock ReservePatterns of water stress-induced embolism and recovery in three arid-land vines in the CucurbitaceaeUC Los Angeles1989-1990
Stephen R. WingBodega Marine ReservePhysical forcing in the intertidal zone; mechanisms for enhanced primary productionUC Davis1989-1990
Jane Claire MarksAngelo Coast Range ReserveExperimental studies of epiphytic algae in the Eel RiverUC Berkeley1989-1990
Kim William KratzSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryColonization dynamics: Resource levels, intraspecific interactions and predator impacts on prey populationsUC Santa Barbara1989-1990
Adrian Laurence O’LoghlenValentine CampVocal ontogeny and the maintenance of dialects in the brown-headed cowbirdUC Santa Barbara1989-1990
Amos BouskilaSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterEffect of predation risk from a snake on the micro-habitat utilization of desert rodentsUC Davis1990-1991
Nicholas PinterSanta Cruz Island ReserveThe Santa Cruz Island Fault: Recent fault motion and late-Quaternary strainUC Santa Barbara1990-1991
Peter Matti KotanenAngelo Coast Range ReserveRevegetation of meadows disturbed by feral pigs (Sus scrofa L.) in Mendocino County, CAUC Berkeley1990-1991
Philip N. HoogeHastings Natural History ReservationA multi-level analysis of dispersal in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorusUC Berkeley1990-1991
Michelle Geary-MallettAngelo Coast Range ReserveI. The Structure and dynamics of an old growth mixed evergreen forest II. The ecophysiology of seedling establishment for two overstory dominants of mixed evergreen forestUC Davis1990-1991
John Charles HunterAngelo Coast Range ReserveI. The Structure and dynamics of an old growth mixed evergreen forest II. The ecophysiology of seedling establishment for two overstory dominants of mixed evergreen forestUC Davis1990-1991
Rhoda M. AscanioMotte Rimrock ReserveThe influence of interspecific interactions on habitat use by two kangaroo rat species (Dipodomys stephensi and D. agilis)UC Riverside1990-1991
Cheryl J. BriggsLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveThe effect of multiple parasitoid species on the population dynamics of gall-forming midgeUC Santa Barbara1990-1991
Adrian Laurence O’LoghlenValentine CampVocal ontogeny and the maintenance of dialects in the brown-headed cowbirdUC Santa Barbara1990-1991
Andrew R. DyerJepson Prairie ReserveRevegetation of Stipa pulchra as a model for restoration of native California grasslandsUC Davis1990-1991
Katherine CourtneyLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveRedwood monoterpenes: movement, heterotrophic metabolism and Influence on nitrification in an undisturbed redwood EecosystemUC Santa Cruz1990-1991
Felisa A. SmithSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterThe consequences of herbivory as a dietary strategy for Neotoma lepida lepida (desert woodrat)UC Irvine1990-1991
Luis M. Mota-BravoLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveNatural perturbations, plant chemistry and insect herbivory: Salty wind, leaf beetles and arroyo willowUC Irvine1990-1991
Swarup WoodLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveRedwood monoterpenes: movement, heterotrophic metabolism and influence on nitrification in an undisturbed redwood ecosystemUC Santa Cruz1990-1991
Michele A. SeidlAngelo Coast Range ReserveIncision of bedrock channels and their tributariesUC Berkeley1990-1991
Jamie Lynn KingJepson Prairie ReservePopulation genetic structure and the effects of spatial and temporal variability in the California vernal pool tadpole shrimp, Lepidurus packardi: Application to conservation managementUC Davis1991-1992
Katherine Lee MullerBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterThe role of conspecifics in habitat selection and territory establishment in the desert clicker, Ligurotettix coquillettiUC Davis1991-1992
Elizabeth A. RossHastings Natural History ReservationThe California scrub jay: Why float?UC Berkeley1991-1992
Jane Claire MarksLandels-Hill Big Creek ReservePopulation genetic structure of Cladophora glomerata: A reductionist approach to understanding genetic diversity of a freshwater alga.UC Berkeley1991-1992
Laura FurlongSanta Cruz Island ReserveThe biogeography and ecology of streams on Santa Cruz IslandUC Santa Barbara1991-1992
Cheryl J. BriggsLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveThe effect of multiple parasitoid species on the gall-forming midge, Rhopalomyia californicaUC Santa Barbara1991-1992
Victoria SeidmanKendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh ReserveHigh marsh and transition zone initial restoration at Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve: a senior thesisUC San Diego1991-1992
Andrew R. DyerJepson Prairie ReserveAge determination of Stipa pulchra using proton microprobes and tree-ring correlationUC Davis1991-1992
Ernest W. TaylorSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterInterference competition in heteromyid rodents: effect of exclusion of a dominant species on the activity of a subordinate speciesUC Riverside1991-1992
Theresa StevensCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (CSMR)Shedding Patterns of Trematode Cercariae: Ecological Significance in Transmission to second Intermediate HostsUC Santa Barbara1991-1992
Pamela J. MacKayMotte Rimrock ReserveThe influence of Introduced species on a native ephemeral in a coastal sage scrub communityUC Riverside1991-1992
Gary Alan KrupnickBurns Piñon Ridge ReserveThe effect of herbivorous insects on the reproductive success of Isomeris arboreaUC Irvine1991-1992
Susanna K. RemoldSanta Cruz Island ReserveThe effect of introduced honey bees (Apis mellifera) on selection on floral charactersUC Irvine1991-1992
Jesus PinedaScripps Coastal ReserveCoarse and meso-scale patterns of settlementin the barnacle Chtamalus sppUC San Diego1991-1992
Joan LeongJepson Prairie ReservePollination of a vernal pool plant in natural and recreated vernal pool habitatsUC Davis1992-1993
Jeanne M. MessierBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterParental provisioning rules and the role of energetic begging displays in altricial nestlingsUC Santa Barbara1992-1993
Jeff CrooksKendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh ReserveThe biological invastion of an estuarine ecosystem by an exotic bivalve, Muculista senhousiaUC San Diego1992-1993
Elizabeth J. LawlorSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterArchaeobotanical Site-formation Processes in the Mojave DesertUC Riverside1992-1993
Steven Jon WaldronLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveMeristic Trait Variation and Asymmetry in Isolated Populations of the Side-Blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)UC Santa Cruz1992-1993
Adam RosenbergYounger Lagoon ReserveMammalian species diversity patterns at Younger Lagoon Natural ReserveUC Santa Cruz1992-1993
David Bruce GreenbergBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterOverwintering strategies and seasonal movements of speckled rattlesnakes, Crotalus mitchellii, and red diamond rattlesnakes, C. ruber, in a warm, low-altitude desertUC Santa Barbara1992-1993
Brian L. FisherMcLaughlin Natural ReserveAnt specificity to unique isolated habitats: A comparison of ant assemblages on serpentine and non-serpentine soils in McLaughlin Natural ReserveUC Davis1992-1993
Adrian SunNorthern California Coast Range Preserve (NCCRP)Lepidostoma and Dicosmoecus (Trichoptera) habitat plasticity in a Northern California streamUC Berkeley1992-1993
Mary F. PoteetNorthern California Coast Range ReserveThe effect of a Eurytomid gall on reproductive aoolcation between cleistogamous and chasmogamous flowers in the native bunchgrass Danthonia californicaUC Berkeley1992-1993
Christina Kate MeierNorthern California Coast Range Preserve (NCCRP)Ontogenetic diet shifts in a riverine population of the rough skinned newt (Taricha granulosa)UC Berkeley1992-1993
John Carlos GarzaLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveGenetic structure and spatial distribution of a subdivided population of California voles (Microtus californicus)UC Berkeley1992-1993
Kathryn ThomasSedgwick ReserveFlora of Sedgwick Ranch: initial checklistUC Santa Barbara1992-1993
Donna M. SchroederLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveAn experimental field evaluation of density-dependent growth in a temperate reef fishUC Santa Barbara1992-1993
Jennifer HenrySierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryPhysical and chemical characteristics and distribution of aquatic invertebrates in a select group of thermal streams in the vicinity of Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryUC Santa Barbara1992-1993
Alice C. GibbCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveFunctional morphology of flatfish feedingUC Irvine1992-1993
John CloudSedgwick ReserveAs within, so without: an experiemental field maping and data registration system for the Sedgwick Ranch ReserveUC Santa Barbara1992-1993
John ChapmanYounger Lagoon ReserveEradication Trials on Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatumUC Santa Cruz1992-1993
Katherine Lee MullerBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterThe role of conspecifics in habitat selection and territory establishment in the desert clicker, Ligurotettix coquilletti UC Davis1993-1994
Gary W. RoemerSanta Cruz Island ReserveMolecular Genetic Analysis of Social Organization in the island foxUC Los Angeles1993-1994
John MaronBodega Marine ReserveEffects of herbivory on the demography and population dynamics of Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus)UC Davis1993-1994
Tamara FraizerSweeney Granite Mountains ReserveSexual Size Dimorphism in a Solitary Sand Wasp (Microbembex argyropleura): The Effects of Size on Male-male copmetition and female fecundity, and the Mediating Influences of TemperatureUC Davis1993-1994
Melissa BennettScripps Coastal Reserve, Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, and Elliot Chaparral ReservePhylogenetic analysis of the Nearctic species of the ant genus Messor and its application to various aspects of their biologyUC Davis1993-1994
Morgan James HannafordAngelo Coast Range ReserveEffects of a large, mobile, grazing caddisfly on the sessile macroinvertebrate community in a northern California streamUC Berkeley1993-1994
Swarup Eugene WoodLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveInfluence of Monoterpenes from Umbellularia californica (California Bay) litter on Nitrifying and Heterotrophic Soil Bacteria at Big Creek ReserveUC Santa Cruz1993-1994
John L. SandersAño Nuevo Island ReserveHumoral and Cellular Immunity in Northern Elephant seal Mothers and their PupsUC Santa Cruz1993-1994
Ann M. MunnsSanta Cruz Island ReservePrehistoric bead production at Orizaba and Cueva Valdaze, Santa Cruz Island: Local resource availability and exchangeUC Santa Barbara1993-1994
Laura FurlongSanta Cruz Island ReserveBiogeography and ecology of streams on Santa Cruz IslandUC Santa Barbara1993-1994
David B. GreenbergBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterOverwintering strategies and seasonal movements of speckled rattlesnakes, Crotalus mitchellii, and red diamond rattlesnakes, C. ruber, in a warm, low-altitude desertUC Santa Barbara1993-1994
Katherine Lee MullerBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterThe role of conspecifics in habitat selection and territory establishment in the desert clicker, Ligurotettix coquillettiUC Davis1993-1994
Jeannette Alexandra ReichBodega Marine ReserveThe effects of phosphorus limitation on the primary productivity of a coastal shrub: Lupinus arboreusUC Los Angeles1994-1995
K. Kelly MoranHastings Natural History ReservationThe relationship between physiological performance and genetic variation among populations of the pocket gopher, Thomomys bottaeUC Santa Cruz1994-1995
Miyoko Coco ChuBoyd Deep Canyon Research Center, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterDelayed Plumage Maturation and Sociality in the Phainopepla: Coincidence or Connection?UC Berkeley1994-1995
Claudio DiBaccoKendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh ReserveLarval Exchange between an exposed Rocky Shore and a Sheltered Mudflat Population of the Striped Shore Crab, Pachygrapsus crassipes (Randall 1839), in Southern CaliforniaUC San Diego1994-1995
Gerard P. ZegersHastings Natural History ReservationGenetic Variation and the diversity of MHC in the valley pocket gopherUC Santa Cruz1994-1995
Carmen BaileyAngelo Coast Range ReserveFactors Effecting Phenotpyic Plasticity in the Tail Morphology of Larval Pseudacris regillaUC Berkeley1994-1995
Andrew J. BrooksCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveAn investigation into the mechanisms limiting distribution in two co-occurring salt marsh fishesUC Santa Barbara1994-1995
Gary W. RoemerSanta Cruz Island ReserveMolecular Genetic Analysis of Social Organization in the Island FoxUC Los Angeles1994-1995
Kenneth J. HalamaMotte Rimrock ReserveThe causes of intrapopulation variation in limb morphology and locomotor performance in the western fence lizard.UC Riverside1994-1995
Jeff KennedyLandels-Hill Big Creek ReservePlant-Climate Modelling of the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Vegetation at Landscape Scales in Mediterranean Coastal CaliforniaUC Davis1994-1995
Jeannette Alexandra ReichBodega Marine ReserveThe effects of herbivory on the nutrient availability and ecophysiology of a dominant coastal shrub: Lupinus arboreusUC Los Angeles1995-1996
Lara Annette FerrySanta Cruz Island ReserveFeeding Kinematics of the Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium ventriosum: A Challenge to the Ecomorphological Paradigm?UC Irvine1995-1996
Peter C. TrenhamHastings Natural History ReservationInvestigating the Applicatbility of Metapopulation Theory for Pond-Breeding AmphibiansUC Davis1995-1996
John MaronBodega Marine ReservePopulation consequences of heavy insect herbivory on bush lupine (Lupinus arboreus)UC Davis1995-1996
Jason G. HamiltonSedgwick ReserveInterference between a native perennial grass and naturalized exotic annual grasses in a California grasslandUC Santa Barbara1995-1996
Miyoko Coco ChuBoyd Deep Canyon Research Center, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterThe dual breeding range of the phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens): Do vocalizations and timing of molt suggest different populationsUC Berkeley1995-1996
Michael J. WanglerSweeney Granite Mountains ReserveExotic grass invasions: Implications for fire, succession, and ecosystem stability in the east Mojave Desert of CaliforniaUC Riverside1995-1996
Suzanne KohinAño Nuevo Island ReserveThe development of the regulation of diving and aerobic capacity in northern elephant seal pupsUC Santa Cruz1995-1996
Sanjayan MuttulingamHastings Natural History ReservationGenetics, physiology, and fitness in natural populations of pocket gophers: Implications for conservationUC Santa Cruz1995-1996
Leonard S. SklarAngelo Coast Range ReserveControls on channel gradient in mixedUC Berkeley1995-1996
Anne Elizabeth FetscherDawson Los Monos Canyon ReserveFunctional ecology of the touch-sensitive stigma in the bush monkeyflower, Mimulus aurantiacus (Scrophulariaceae)UC San Diego1995-1996
Dorian S. HouserAño Nuevo Island ReserveUrea turnover during suckling and fasting bouts in northern elephant seal pups (Mirounga angustirostris)

 


UC Santa Cruz


1995-1996
Kristina GillSanta Cruz Island ReserveRelative Importance of Plant Resources Through Time on Santa Cruz IslandUC Santa Barbara1996-1997
Lori HargroveBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterAvian response to ecological gradients: variation in bird-habitat relationships along an elevational gradientUC Riverside1996-1997
Katherine PeaseStunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveEvolution of anti-predator defenses in a native frog in response to an invasive crayfishUC Los Angeles1996-1997
Brittany EnzmannMotte Rimrock ReserveResource investment, storage protein gene expression, and phenotypic plasticity in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants that vary in colony founding strategyUC Los Angeles1996-1997
Hilary M. SwartsSanta Cruz Island ReserveMechanism behind diurnal activity changes of Santa Cruz Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis): A possible long-term anti-predator defense for a naive, endangered species or a density dependent behavioral shift?UC Davis1996-1997
Christopher SearcyJepson Prairie ReserveConservation of Terrestrial Habitat for California tiger salamanders (Ambystoma Californiense)UC Davis1996-1997
Barbara M. GoingLandels-Hill Big Creek Reserve

McLaughlin Natural Reserve

Sedgwick Reserve
The effects of climate, soil type, and competition on the success of serpentine endemicsUC Davis1996-1997
William W. DowdBodega Marine Laboratory / ReserveLimits to Ecophysiological Plasticity in Dynamic Environments? Integrated Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Salinity Challenges in Estuarine SharksUC Davis1996-1997
Adam B. SmithMcLaughlin Natural ReserveDeveloping a Mechanistic Understanding of the Species-Area Relationship from Serpentine HabitatsUC Berkeley1996-1997
Amy  GusickSanta Cruz Island ReserveEarly Maritime Hunter-Gatherer Occupation and the Initial Human Migration into the New World, Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara1996-1997
Matthew MacManesBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterInteractions between infectious disease, genetic diversity, and mating systemsUC Berkeley1996-1997
Michael C. VaseyFort Ord Natural ReserveWhat is the relationship between coastal fog and maritime chaparral?UC Santa Cruz1996-1997
Kris HulveyMcLaughlin Natural ReserveThe effect of native forb abundance on invasion resistance: Using a native tarweed (Hemizonia congesta spp. luzulifolia) to manage yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) in California grasslandsUC Santa Cruz1996-1997
Holly AlpertValentine Eastern Sierra Reserve SNARLSnow depth and microhabitat effects on Pinus jeffreyi establishment at a conifer forest-sagebrush steppe ecotoneUC Santa Cruz1996-1997
Jennifer  SkeneBodega Marine Laboratory / ReserveThe Ecology, Distribution and Morphology of the Intertidal Alga Pelvetiopsis LimitataUC Berkeley1996-1997
Ross D. HartlebSanta Cruz Island ReserveOxygen Isotope Stratigraphy as a Means for Correlating deformed Marine Terraces to Calculate Uplift RatesUC Santa Barbara1997-1998
Pamela YehJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveThe Invasion of the Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis, into an Urban Area: Adaptation and Differentiation in a Novel HabitatUC San Diego1997-1998
Robert RhewScripps Coastal Reserve, Elliott Chaparral Reserve, Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterThe production and consumption of methyl bromide and methyl chloride by the terrestrial biosphereUC San Diego1997-1998
Jana DavisScripps Coastal ReserveRecruitment Pattern and Process: Mechanisms of Habitat Partitioning in Sympatric Intertidal fishesUC San Diego1997-1998
William B. KristanMotte Rimrock ReserveLinking habitat choice to population dynamics in heterogeneous habitats: Sources, sinks, and ecological trapsUC Riverside1997-1998
Kathleen SempleSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryAn experimental investigation of factors affecting renesting in sage grouseUC Los Angeles1997-1998
Catherine KleierBodega Marine ReserveEvolution of the cushion morphology of plants in response to environmental stressesUC Los Angeles1997-1998
Tanya E. FinneySweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterMaintenance of genetic variation in populations of desert annual Phacelias; seed bank dynamics, temporal variation in selection and habitat choiceUC Irvine1997-1998
Peter TrenhamHastings Natural History ReservationInter-Pond Migration in Salamander Metapopulations: Characterization of Natural rates and Experimental ManipulationsUC Davis1997-1998
Jennifer A. RudgersBodega Marine Reserve and Landels-Hill Big Creek reserveParasitoids and plant architecture: Do natural enemies act as agents of selection on plant genotypes in Baccaris pilularis?UC Davis1997-1998
Adrianna P. SmythAngelo Coast Range ReserveThe role of spatial and temporal variability in aquatic insect production in determining the abundance and distribution of a terrestrial carnivoreUC Berkeley1997-1998
Marjorie Denise MatocqHastings Natural History Reservation and the Sweeney Granite Mountains ReserveMolecular genetics of dusky-footed woodrats (Neotoma fuscipes): linking mating patterns and phylogeographyUC Berkeley1997-1998
Jonathan LevineAngelo Coast Range ReserveThe interaction of competition and herbivory in a Northern California riparian plant communityUC Berkeley1997-1998
Miyoko ChuBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterThe function of vocal imitation in distress calls: a test of the audience attraction hypothesis.UC Berkeley1997-1998
Nicholas BrozovicAngelo Coast Range ReserveEvaluation of airborne laser altimetry as a topographic, geomorphologic and ecological mapping tool.UC Berkeley1997-1998
Paola BernazzaniAngelo Coast Range ReserveBat ecology and natural History on the UC Angelo ReserveUC Berkeley1997-1998
Diane ThomsonLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveThe Impacts of Introduced Honey bees on native Bees and Pollination SystemsUC Santa Cruz1997-1998
Molly A. TreckerSanta Cruz Island ReserveOxygen Isotope Stratigraphy as a Means for Correlating deformed Marine Terraces to Calculate Uplift RatesUC Santa Barbara1997-1998
Todd C. HuspeniCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveUsing trematode communities to assess the broad scale, long term success of a wetland restoration projeUC Santa Barbara1997-1998
Faraneh ChamranSedgwick ReserveAn explicit treatment of Topography in Soil carbon ModelingUC Santa Barbara1997-1998
Larry D. GurrolaSanta Cruz Island ReserveOxygen Isotope Stratigraphy as a Means for Correlating deformed Marine Terraces to Calculate Uplift RatesUC Santa Barbara1997-1998
Vance VredenburgSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabAn investigation into the role of olfaction as an antipredator defense by the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa).UC Berkeley1997-1998
Ragan CallawayCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveSalt marsh vegetation patternsUC Santa Barbara1998-1999
Gwendolyn BachmanSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory Energetic cost of begging in house wrens (Troglodytes aedon). Animal BehaviourUC Los Angeles1998-1999
Gretchen Barrow NorthMotte Rimrock ReservePatterns of water stress-induced embolism and recovery in three arid-land vines in the CucurbitaceaeUC Los Angeles1998-1999
Craig L. FrankBurns Piñon Ridge Reserve and the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh ReserveThe relationship between diet, depot fat composition, and the evolution of hibernation in SciuridaeUC Irvine1998-1999
Stephen R. WingBodega Marine ReservePhysical forcing in the intertidal zone; mechanisms for enhanced primary productionUC Berkeley1998-1999
Amos BouskilaSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterEffect of Predation Risk from a Snake on the Micro-Habitat Utilization of Desert RodentsUC Berkeley1998-1999
Kim William KratzSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryColonization dynamics: Resource levels, intraspecific interactions and predator impacts on prey populationsUC Santa Barbara1998-1999
Adrian Laurence O’LoghlenValentine CampVocal Ontogeny and the Maintenance of Dialects in the Brown-headed CowbirdUC Santa Barbara1998-1999
Jane Claire MarksAngelo Coast Range ReserveExperimental studies of epiphytic algae in the Eel RiverUC Berkeley1998-1999
Steven PenningsCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveSalt Marsh vegetation patternsUC Santa Barbara1998-1999
Stephen M. SecorSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterForaging mode as a determinant of energy expenditure in desert snakesUC Los Angeles1998-1999
Steven R. MoreySierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL)Developmental Plasticity and Life-history Evolution in Spadefoot ToadsUC Riverside1998-1999
Ragan CallawayCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveSalt Marsh vegetation patternsUC Santa Barbara1998-1999
Peter F. PaigeSanta Cruz Island ReserveThe Development of Middle Period Fishing Practices of the Island ChumashUC Santa Barbara1999-2000
Emmanuel J. GabetSedgwick ReserveSediment Transport Processes in a Semi-Arid LandscapeUC Santa Barbara1999-2000
Noah G. FiererSedgwick ReserveThe effects of periodic rainfall events on soil microbial processes and microbial community structure at the Sedgwick ReserveUC San Diego1999-2000
Matthew A. StreisfeldDawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, Elliott Chaparral Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Bodega Marine Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, and Santa Cruz Island ReserveMaintenance of floral variation in the Mimulus aurantiacus species complexUC San Diego1999-2000
Yvonne C. MooreMotte Rimrock ReserveThe Relationship Between Food Availability and Population Abundance of Kangaroo Rats, Diposomys spp.UC Riverside1999-2000
Dawn Page NorenAño Nuevo Island ReserveBody Reserve Utilization Strategies During the Postweaning Fast of Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostis): Implications for Survivorship at the Año Nuevo Natural ReserveUC Santa Cruz1999-2000
Aviva LiebertStunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveDivision of labor and reproduction in Polistes waspsUC Los Angeles1999-2000
Lisa Ann DiGirolamoFort Ord Natural ReserveThe effects of Argentine ant invasions on plant community composition.UC Santa Cruz1999-2000
Jason HoeksemaBodega Marine ReserveInteractions among above- and below-ground herbivores: Impact on Fitness of an Annual Plant, Lupinus nanusUC Davis1999-2000
James Andrew FordyceStebbins Cold Canyon ReserveMortality, growth, and behavioral consequences of gregarious feeding in the California pipevine swallowtailUC Davis1999-2000
April M. BoultonMcLaughlin Natural ReserveAnts as allochthonous vehicles for aboveground transport: Impacts on belowground foodwebsUC Davis1999-2000
Meredith ThomsenBodega Marine ReserveInfluence of arbuscular mccorrhizal fungi on invasion of north coast prairie by the exotic perennial grass Holcus lanatusUC Berkeley1999-2000
Paul A. AignerSanta Cruz Island ReserveGeographic variation in pollinator-mediated selection within the Dudleya caespitosa species complex: evidence for the role of pollinators in floral divergence and plant speciationUC Riverside1999-2000
Thomas S. HofstraAngelo Coast Range Reserve, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Valentine Camp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, and Hastings Natural History ReservationMolecular ecology of wetwood: relationships between host variables and prokaryote community compositionUC Santa Cruz1999-2000
Todd A. HaneyQuail Ridge ReserveThe Leptostraca of coastal California: a survey based on morphologial and molecular evidence.UC Los Angeles1999-2000
Joy Anna HagenYounger Lagoon ReserveThe role of insects in regulating invasive weeds: Populations of Brassica weeds on the Central CoastUC Santa Cruz2000-2001
Lisa A. DiGirolamoFort Ord Natural ReserveEffects of the invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) on grassland community structureUC Santa Cruz2000-2001
Sean Mark WattsSanta Cruz Island ReserveThe evolutionary response of plants to root herbivoryUC Santa Barbara2000-2001
Stephanie RomanachSedgwick ReserveThe influence of body size, resource abundance, and social interactions on movement patternsUC Santa Barbara2000-2001
John P. LaBonteSedgwick ReserveOntogeny of Foraging Behavior in the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis helleri)UC Santa Barbara2000-2001
Abby Glenn SirulnikMotte Rimrock Reserve, Box Springs Reserve, and Emerson Oaks ReserveEffects of Nitrogen Deposition on Nutrient Cycling in Exotic Annual Grasslands and Chaparral Communities in Southern CaliforniaUC Riverside2000-2001
Amy E. LindahlEmerson Oaks ReserveSeasonal and spatial shifts in patterns of ecto- and arbuscular mycorrhizae associated with coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) and grasslands in a southern California ecosystemUC Riverside2000-2001
Sharon J. CoeSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterHow does water availability affect reproductive success in desert birds? A test using water supplementation in the Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza billineata deserticola)UC Riverside2000-2001
Kristina D. LouieSanta Cruz Island Reserve, Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh ReserveThe effect of different reproductive strategies on the gentic variation of eastern Pacific eelgrass taxa: a focus on the bay pipefish (Syngnathus leptorhynchus)UC Los Angeles2000-2001
Aviva LiebertStunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveReproductive Flexibility in the paper wasp Polistes auriferUC Los Angeles2000-2001
Teresa Jolene BrennanJames San Jacinto Mountains ReservePost-Fire Succession and Persistence of Chaparral Forest Ecotone in the San Jacinto Mountains of CaliforniaUC Los Angeles2000-2001
Evan PreisserBodega Marine ReserveMoisture-mediated interactions in a two-predator trophic cascadeUC Davis2000-2001
Brooke WeaverFort Ord Natural ReserveDemographic change s of Coast horned lizards, Phrynosoma coronatum, in response to a biological invader, the Argentine ant, Linepitherma humileUC Santa Cruz2000-2001
Michael A. KennedyBodega Marine ReserveInvertebrate Remains from Bodega Bay, California: Implications for the Evolution of Marine Subsistence IntesificationUC Davis2000-2001
Amy L. FreestoneMcLaughlin Natural ReserveSerpentine seep plant communities: A definition, delineation, and use in testing local, regional, and differential diversity patternsUC Davis2000-2001
Collin A. Eagles-SmithEagle Lake Biological Field StationEffects of Food Web Complexity on the Biomagnification of Mercury in Aquatic EcosystemsUC Davis2000-2001
Maria M. SoaresHastings Natural History ReservationSocial organization of California voles (Microtus californicus): its implications for the evolution of mammalian socialityUC Berkeley2000-2001
Lisa GrubishaSanta Cruz Island ReserveAnalysis of gene flow in mainland and island populations of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Rhizopogon rubescensUC Berkeley2000-2001
Kenwyn Blakeslee SuttleAngelo Coast Range ReserveConsequences of altered hydrologic regimes for a North Coast California Grassland CommunityUC Berkeley2000-2001
Mary Brooke McEachernEagle Lake Biological Field StationThe Genetic Consequences of Mating System Variation in the Dusky-footed Woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)UC Davis2000-2001
Yuri SpringerMcLaughlin Natural ReserveCauses and Consequences of Spatial Variation in a Plant-parasite InteractionUC Santa Cruz2001-2002
Kathleen L. WhitneyCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveEndoparasite Infection in Wetland-Associated Birds: Ecological Aspects and Fitness ConsequencesUC Santa Barbara2001-2002
Sophie ParkerSedgwick ReserveNitrogen losses from native perennial and exotic annual grasslands in CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara2001-2002
William KuhnSedgwick ReserveDeclining populations of valley oak: relationship of falling density and fruit productionUC Santa Barbara2001-2002
Christopher N. JanousekKendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh ReserveSpatial patterns and functional impacts of benthic algal diversity in a southern California wetland systemUC San Diego2001-2002
Matthew T. CraigScripps Coastal ReserveThe near-shore marine fish assemblage of the Scripps Coastal ReserveUC San Diego2001-2002
Thomas M. UnfriedMotte Rimrock ReserveEffects of different land-use types on coastal sage scrub breeding birdsUC Riverside2001-2002
Ammon CorlSanta Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, and Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveThe Evolution of Uta stansburiana’s Behavioral Diversity; a Phylogeographic StudyUC Santa Cruz2001-2002
Norah HaldemanSan Joaquin Freshwater Marsh ReserveMigration Song: An Artistic Exploration of the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh and its Place on the Pacific FlywayUC Los Angeles2001-2002
Ashleigh B. SmytheBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterSpecies delimitation and population genetic structure among sympatric species of Acrobeles (Nematoda)UC Davis2001-2002
Amber J. MaceBodega Marine ReserveCharacterizing nearshore habitats based on ocean circulation, larval retention, and benthic community structure: implications for designing marine reservesUC Davis2001-2002
Michael F. BenardQuail Ridge ReserveNatural selection, dispersal, and local adaptation in Pacific treefrogs (Hyla regilla)UC Davis2001-2002
Elowyn YagerAngelo Coast Range ReserveFlow and sediment transport in steep, rough streamsUC Berkeley2001-2002
Wyatt KorffSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterComparative biomechanics of sand locomotion in lizardsUC Berkeley2001-2002
Sarah Elizabeth MaySierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryThe Importance of Drifting Meiofauna to Net-Spinning Filter-Feeding Caddisfly LarvaeUC Los Angeles2001-2002
Cynthia G. HaysBodega Marine ReserveThe roles of dispersal, gene flow and local adaptation in determining the distribution of Silvetia copmressa (rockweed) at different spatial scalesUC Santa Cruz2001-2002
Aaron P. GabbeValentine Eastern Sierra Reserve and Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL)Why do hummingbird-pollinated plants produce dilute nectar ? Plant fitness tradeoffs between nectar concentration and pollinationUC Santa Cruz2002-2003
Sarah CunninghamHastings Natural History ReservationNatal dispersal and female reproductive tactics in the dusky-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes)UC Berkeley2002-2003
Jenny C. ShawCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve and Coal Oil Point ReserveNeurobiological Mechanisms of Host Behavior Modification in the California KillifishUC Santa Barbara2002-2003
Debra KlepeisSedgwick ReserveHistorical cultivation and its effects on soil properties and present plant communities in California grasslandsUC Santa Barbara2002-2003
Terry L. JoslinKenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino ReserveEvaluating Prehistoric Land and Resource use along the Cambria CoastlineUC Santa Barbara2002-2003
Yiping CaoCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveConnecting the significance of biofilm as a growth mode for esturarine bacteria with excess nutrient loadingUC Santa Barbara2002-2003
Boris IgicKendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, Scripps Coastal Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveGender dimorphism on the background of self-incompatibility in Lycium californicum (Solanaceae)UC San Diego2002-2003
James RussellSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterWolbachia frequency and distribution within and among Trichogramma wasp speciesUC Los Angeles2002-2003
Kenneth C. Welch Jr.Valentine CampThe Effects of Ambient Temperature and Altitude on the Hovering Metabolic Rate and Territorial Aggression in Rufous Hummingbirds (Selaphorus rufus)UC Santa Barbara2002-2003
Andrew C. McCallSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryThe effects of induced resistance on floral damage and reproduction in Nicotiana attenuataUC Davis2002-2003
Karen E. MabryQuail Ridge ReserveDispersal and habitat selection by deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus: Does early expoerience affect habitat selection by dispersers ?UC Davis2002-2003
Kit BattenMcLaughlin Natural ReserveThe role of soil microorganisms in invasion of California serpentine grasslandsUC Davis2002-2003
Justin BastowBodega Marine ReserveProcessing Chain Dynamics in a Grassland Detrital Food WebUC Davis2002-2003
Bryce WolcottBodega Marine ReserveMetabolic scaling and fluid transport in a marine spongeUC Berkeley2002-2003
Alden GriffithSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryEffects of climate change and grazing on the invasive grass Bromus tectorumUC Santa Cruz2002-2003
Stephanie YelenikSanta Cruz Island ReservePriority Effects in Native Plant Reinvasion of California Alien Annual GrasslandsUC Los Angeles2002-2003
Sarah Elmendorf and Amy FreestoneMcLaughlin Natural ReserveInteractions between a hemiparasitic invader and recipient grassland communitiesUC Davis2003-2004
Kara MooreMcLaughlin Natural ReserveInteracting effects of propagule limitation, habitat restriction, competition, and the spatial distribution of Lupinus nanusUC Davis2003-2004
Leo SzumelMcLaughlin Natural ReserveInvestigation of soil moisture and surface temperature effects on erodium species invasion in serpentine outcrop-to-valley-bottom slopes using wireless sensor networksUC Davis2003-2004
Yuan YaoJames San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Hastings Natural History ReservationVocalization and social behavior of the acorn woodpecker based on a remote sensor networkUC Los Angeles2003-2004
Shannon KirshtnerMotte Rimrock ReserveThe influence of urban land use on edge effects in California coastal sage scrubUC Riverside2003-2004
Leslie TurnerHastings Natural History ReservationThe genetics of speciation: evolution of reproductive proteins in monogamous and promiscuous species of PeromyscusUC San Diego2003-2004
Jessica DuttonBodega Marine ReserveInterspecific seasonal and microhabitat expression of biochemical stress indicators: relative patterns in the invasive mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis and its native cognener Mytilus trossulusUC Santa Barbara2003-2004
Julie SimpsonCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Coal Oil Point Natural ReserveEffects of nutrient enrichment on the relationship between a parasitic plant and its hostsUC Santa Barbara2003-2004
Lee R. HarrisonSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryInfluence of large boulder constriction of two-dimensional flow structure along an experimental semi-natural poolUC Santa Barbara2003-2004
Sarah K. HenkelBodega Marine Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Scripps Coastal ReserveMorphological and ecological divergence of the intertidal kelp, Egregia menziesii (Tuner) AreschougUC Santa Barbara2003-2004
Kenneth C. Welch, Jr.Valentine Camp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryMaximizing weight gain in migrating rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus)- costs of hovering flight as a function of altitude and temperature And Influences On Decisions To Use Torpor.UC Santa Barbara2003-2004
Elise D. FerreeSagehen Creek Field StationThe influence of mate attractiveness on maternal investment in two populations of Oregon juncosUC Santa Cruz2003-2004
Katherine A. HorjusHastings Natural History ReservationStructure of multispecific coevolution: interaction of related pairs of Lithophragma and Greya in CaliforniaUC Santa Cruz2003-2004
Carey E. KuhnAño Nuevo Island ReserveFeeding events revealed to understand the foraging ecology of the Northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)UC Santa Cruz2003-2004
Jennifer SkeneBodega Marine ReserveIntertidal algae in a changing climate: the physiological effects of photosynthetically active radiation, ultraviolet-B radiation, and intraspecific facilitationUC Berkeley2003-2004
Sandra RollValentine Eastern Sierra Reserve, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryThe effect of boundary layer mixing on phytoplankton and bacterial productivity in Mono Lake, CaliforniaUC Santa Cruz2004-2005
Elise FerreeSagehen Creek Field StationThe influence of mate attractiveness on maternal investment in Oregon juncosUC Santa Cruz2004-2005
Robin PelcKenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Bodega Marine Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek ReserveThe influence of dispersal regime on larval export of intertidal spcies in CaliforniaUC San Diego2004-2005
Jeff HowarthSanta Cruz Island ReserveModeling the human use of space: historical ranching on the Santa Cruz Island ReserveUC San Diego2004-2005
Donald BurnetteCoal Oil Point Natural ReserveFrederic E. Clements: The Evolution of American EcologyUC San Diego2004-2005
Serena MosemanKendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh ReserveA new perspective of Kendall-Frost: Wetland plants engage nitrogen-fixing microbesUC San Diego2004-2005
Susana PelucSanta Cruz Island ReserveThe role of nest predation in shaping nest site selection and clutch size in songbirdsUC Riverside2004-2005
Lori HargroveBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterAvian response to ecological gradients: variation in bird-habitat relationships along an elevational gradientUC Riverside2004-2005
Benjamin RossiMcLaughlin Natural ReserveMale sexual coercion and female resistance in a haplodiploid beeUC Irvine2004-2005
Mackenzie ZippayKenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Santa Cruz Island ReserveA latitudinal comparison of thermal tolerance and gene expression patterns in Nucella larvae.UC San Diego2004-2005
Adrian RochaSan Joaquin Freshwater Marsh ReserveUnderstanding Annual Variability in CO2 Exchange in a Freshwater Marsh: a Bottom-up and Top-down ApproachUC Irvine2004-2005
Louie YangSagehen Creek Field StationHow do below ground herbivores and rainfall pulses affect Sierra Nevada meadow plant communities and above ground herbivores?UC Davis2004-2005
Adrianna MuirBodega Marine ReserveHolcus lanatus invasion mechanisms: investigation of enemy-release and allelopathy at Bodega Marine ReserveUC Davis2004-2005
Brooke JacobsMcLaughlin Natural ReserveInvestigation of the role of local genetic differentiation and phenotypic plasticity in the invasion of serpentine soil habitats by the exotic species, Erodium cicutarium.UC Davis2004-2005
Erin EspelandMcLaughlin Natural ReserveEnvironmental effects on effective population size of plantago erecta.UC Davis2004-2005
Maria GoodrichAngelo Coast Range ReserveSpatial and temporal shifts in the nature of the relationship between algae and heterotrophic bacteria in stream biofilmsUC Berkeley2004-2005
Theresa ChuangSagehen Creek Field StationIntegrating experimental and gradient methods with land use history to predict shifts in species ranges: A case study in the western Sierra NevadaUC Berkeley2004-2005
Rebecca AndersonSanta Cruz Island ReserveA high resolution reconstruction of late Pleistocene climate change at Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaUC Berkeley2004-2005
Krikor AndonianHastings Natural History ReservationMycorrhizal networks and the maintenace of a threatened ecological community: California’s Oak Woodlands.UC Santa Cruz2004-2005
Rachel KennisonCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveFactors controlling macroalgal blooms in Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Santa Barbara, CaliforniaUC Irvine2004-2005
Grant YipSanta Cruz Island ReserveGeological mapping and thermal history of high-grade metamorphic clasts in Miocene strata on Santa Cruz Island.UC San Diego2004-2005
Alden GriffithSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryImpacts of snow depth and microhabitat on Bromus tectorum growth and demographyUC Santa Cruz2005-2006
Thomas J. DevittJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveThe Ensatina eschscholtzii Complex Revisited: Understanding the Origin, Development, and Maintenance of Isolating Barriers in a Ring SpeciesUC Berkeley2005-2006
Holly AlpertSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryShifting ecotones and implications for natural areas and water use in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, CaliforniaUC Santa Cruz2005-2006
Mackenzie ZippayBodega Marine Reserve, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino ReserveA latitudinal comparison of thermal tolerance and gene expression patterns in Nucella larvae.UC Santa Barbara2005-2006
George P. ThomsonCoal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino ReserveA description of seed bed and seed rain in two coastal California grasslands and implications for native grassland restoration and removal of the invasive, exotic Harding grass (Phalaris aquatica L.)UC Santa Barbara2005-2006
Elizabeth A. SuttonSanta Cruz Island ReserveShifting interior settlement strategies and the evolution of sociopolitical complexity on Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara2005-2006
Lee HarrisonSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryThree-dimensional hydraulics and sediment transport patterns along pool-riffle sequencesUC Santa Barbara2005-2006
Heather ColemanCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve

Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve
Development of diagnostic indicators for organic enrichment and toxic contamination in temperate estuariesUC Santa Barbara2005-2006
Timothy PaapeDawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve,
Santa Cruz Island Reserve
Population genetics and molecular evolution of self-incompatibility in the Papaveraceae familyUC San Diego2005-2006
Rodrigo VargasJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveEstimation of root turnover using minirhizotrons, 14C and soil sensor arrays.UC Riverside2005-2006
Kimberly PollardSedgwick ReserveThe coevolution of group size and individual distinctiveness in sciurid alarm callsUC Los Angeles2005-2006
Thomas R. HugginsSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterGall morphology and distribution in the Asphondylia auripila group (Cecidomiidae) on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata)UC Los Angeles2005-2006
Melissa M. GraySanta Cruz Island ReserveDwarfism in the Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)UC Los Angeles2005-2006
Brittany EnzmannMotte Rimrock Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryQueen investment and implications for colony founding in harvester antsUC Los Angeles2005-2006
Sarah BrysonBodega Marine Laboratory/ReserveThe effect of an epiphytic bryozoan on kelp herbivoresUC Los Angeles2005-2006
David LeBauerSedgwick ReserveDecomposition responses to nitrogen in a California grasslandUC Irvine2005-2006
Leah GoldsteinSan Joaquin Freshwater Marsh ReserveInvasion into coastal sage scrub: the role of resource use traits of the invader and the invaded communityUC Irvine2005-2006
Hilary M. SwartsSanta Cruz Island ReserveCircadian temporal activity of the Santa Cruz Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis): A possible newfound anti-predator defense for a naive, endangered speciesUC Davis2005-2006
Jenna ShinenBodega Marine ReserveExotic species invasion and parasitism: quantifying the community level effects of multiple stressors on foundation species in the rocky intertidal.UC Davis2005-2006
Karthik RamBodega Marine Laboratory/ReserveHow does rhizosphere type, seasonal moisture and site variation affect survival of Heterohabditis marelatusUC Davis2005-2006
Julie BakerSanta Cruz Island ReserveFog contributions of pedogenesis and hydrology in Pinus muricata ecosystems of Santa Cruz IslandUC Davis2005-2006
Jennifer Zipser AdjemianSagehen Creek Field StationThe maintenance and ecology of enzootic plague, Yersinia pestis, in CaliforniaUC Davis2005-2006
Nicole VanderSalHastings Natural History ReservationEffects of substrate heterogeneity on jumping spider learning of multimodal prey cuesUC Berkeley2005-2006
Nicole VaillantSagehen Creek Field StationFire History of Sagehen Creek Basin, Truckee, CaliforniaUC Berkeley2005-2006
Adam B. SmithMcLaughlin Natural ReserveDeveloping a Mechanistic Understanding of the Species-Area Relationship from Serpentine HabitatsUC Berkeley2005-2006
Kevin SimoninAngelo Coast Range ReserveThe influence of tree size and atmospheric drought on the water use of Sequoia sempervirensUC Berkeley2005-2006
Shannon M. PetersMcLaughlin Natural ReserveExamining the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in plant adaptation to serpentine soilUC Berkeley2005-2006
Michael LimmAngelo Coast Range ReserveRole of Pacific Lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) in a River EcosystemUC Berkeley2005-2006
Emily  LimmAngelo Coast Range ReserveAn Investigation of the Foliar Fungal Community in the Canopies of Sequoia sempervirensUC Berkeley2005-2006
Chad HansonLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveSteelhead Life History Strategies and Early Habitat UseUC Santa Cruz2005-2006
Christopher  James ClarkSanta Cruz Island ReserveDisplay dives of the Santa Cruz Island hummingbirdsUC Berkeley2005-2006
Theresa ChuangSagehen Creek Field StationUnderstanding shifts of species ranges in response to climate change: A case study in the Sierra Nevada mountainsUC Berkeley2005-2006
Lauryn BenedictHastings Natural History ReservationPartner communication via duets in California TowheesUC Berkeley2005-2006
Kendra KarrLandels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino ReserveDetermining the importance of the kelp forest canopy for nursery habitats and marine biodiversityUC Santa Cruz2005-2006
Melissa M. FoleyLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveEffects of terrestrial inputs on nearshore Macrocystis communitiesUC Santa Cruz2005-2006
Christopher SearcyJepson Prairie ReserveConservation of terrestrial habitat for California tiger salamanders (Ambystoma californiense)UC Davis2006-2007
Michael C. VaseyFort Ord Natural ReserveWhat is the relationship between coastal fog and maritime chaparral?UC Santa Cruz2006-2007
Hilary M. SwartsSanta Cruz Island ReserveMechanism behind diurnal activity changes of Santa Cruz Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis): A possible long-term anti-predator defense for a naive, endangered species or a density dependent behavioral shift?UC Berkeley2006-2007
Lori HargroveBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterAvian response to ecological gradients: variation in bird-habitat relationships along an elevational gradientUC Riverside2006-2007
Katherine PeaseStunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
Evolution of anti-predator defenses in a native frog in response to an invasive crayfishUC Los Angeles2006-2007
Brittany EnzmannMotte Rimrock ReserveResource investment, storage protein gene expression, and phenotypic plasticity in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants that vary in colony founding strategyUC Los Angeles2006-2007
Kris HulveyMcLaughlin Natural ReserveThe effect of native forb abundance on invasion resistance: Using a native tarweed (Hemizonia congesta spp. luzulifolia) to manage yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) in California grasslandsUC Santa Cruz2006-2007
Amy  GusickSanta Cruz Island ReserveEarly Maritime Hunter-Gatherer Occupation and the Initial Human Migration into the New World, Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara2006-2007
William W. DowdBodega Marine ReserveLimits to Ecophysiological Plasticity in Dynamic Environments? Integrated Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Salinity Challenges in Estuarine SharksUC Berkeley2006-2007
Adam B. SmithMcLaughlin Natural ReserveDeveloping a Mechanistic Understanding of the Species-Area Relationship from Serpentine HabitatsUC Berkeley2006-2007
Jennifer  SkeneBodega Marine ReserveThe Ecology, Distribution and Morphology of the Intertidal Alga Pelvetiopsis LimitataUC Berkeley2006-2007
Matthew MacManesBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterInteractions between infectious disease, genetic diversity, and mating systemsUC Berkeley2006-2007
Holly AlpertSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratorySnow depth and microhabitat effects on Pinus jeffreyi establishment at a conifer forest-sagebrush steppe ecotoneUC Santa Cruz2006-2007
Barbara M. GoingLandels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Sedgwick ReserveThe effects of climate, soil type, and competition on the success of serpentine endemicsUC Berkeley2006-2007
Kristina GillSanta Cruz Island Reserve
Relative Importance of Plant Resources Through Time on Santa Cruz IslandUC Santa Barbara2006-2007
Kris HulveyMcLaughlin Natural ReserveDo losses of native competitors make California grasslands more vulnerable to yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) invasion?UC Santa Cruz2007-2008
Christopher SearcyJepson Prairie ReserveTrophic cascades and the diversity-stability debate: insights from the California tiger salamanderUC Davis2007-2008
Karen StahlheberSedgwick ReserveNatural heterogeneity and invasion reservoirs: the role of oak trees in Califorina grasslandsUC Santa Barbara2007-2008
Thomas SmithSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryEffects of Disease Induced Amphibian Declines on Alpine Lake Algal and Macroinvertebrate CommunitiesUC Santa Barbara2007-2008
Nicole MolinariSedgwick ReserveNative vs. non-native grassland species: Who will win under future global change scenarios?UC Santa Barbara2007-2008
Martin TurcotteMotte ReserveThe Intra- and Interspecific Impact of Evolutionary-Feedback in the Wild: A Theoretical and Experimental AssessmentUC Riverside2007-2008
Christopher BriggsBox Springs Reserve, Motte Rimrock ReserveSeed Preferences of the Harvester Ant Pogonomyrmex rugosusUC Riverside2007-2008
Megan BurkeSagehen Creek Field StationThe effects of prescribed burn treatments on metal and contaminant mobilization and transport in the Sagehen Creek watershed.UC Los Angeles2007-2008
Blair MclaughlinAngelo Coast Range ReserveA History of Salmon in Ancient Tree CoresUC Santa Cruz2007-2008
Stephanie PorterMcLaughlin Natural ReservePatterns of partnership and local adaptation in a native and invasive legume-rhizobia symbiosis on and off serpentine soilUC Davis2007-2008
Morgan KellyBodega Marine Reserve, Scripps Coastal ReserveEvolutionary response to climate change? Factors controlling among and within pool genetic variance for thermal tolerance in the intertidal copepod Tigriopus californicusUC Davis2007-2008
Joseph SappSagehen Creek Field StationThe behavioral ecology of slavemaking antsUC Santa Cruz2007-2008
Heather Thakar HucksSanta Cruz Island ReserveAn Analysis of Seasons of Occupation for Selected Prehistoric Chumash Settlement Sites on Santa Cruz IslandUC Santa Barbara2007-2008
Adrienne B. MoraKenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Carpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveCan parasites enhance components of host fitness? Host manipulation of a sexual signal in the California fiddler crab, Uca crenulataUC Riverside2008-2009
Emily RivestBodega Marine ReserveThe effect of pH stress during upwelling events on Strongylocentrotus purpuratus gene expressionUC Santa Barbara2008-2009
Melinda FowlerAño Nuevo Island ReserveLipid mobilization in simultaneously fasting and lactating northern elephant sealsUC Santa Cruz2008-2009
Erin MordecaiSedgwick ReserveDo exotic grasses mediate plant-pathogen dynamics in California grasslands?UC Santa Barbara2008-2009
Nicole MolinariSedgwick ReserveDominant Species Replacement and the effect on Resource Heterogeneity and BiodiversityUC Santa Barbara2008-2009
Tal Ben-HorinSanta Cruz Island ReserveDeveloping translocation as a species conservation tool with an empirical understanding of the way organisms perceive their environmentUC Santa Barbara2008-2009
Sara A. BaguskasSanta Cruz Island ReserveEcological interactions between epiphytic macrolichen (Ramalina menziesii) and fog on Santa Cruz Island, CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara2008-2009
Kristin A. WeathersKendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve and Motte Rimrock ReserveRestoration of Coastal Sage Scrub — testing modifications of agricultural solarizationUC Riverside2008-2009
Amy ConcilioSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryEffects of changing climatic and edaphic conditions on Bromus tectorum invasion in the eastern Sierra NevadaUC Santa Cruz2008-2009
Elizabeth A. SuttonSanta Cruz Island ReserveHousehold and Community Organization at Nimatlala, a Historic Period Chumash Village on Santa Cruz IslandUC Santa Barbara2008-2009
Irina Catherine IrvineCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveThe influence of nitrogen enrichment on the composition and functioning of microbial communities in California salt marshesUC Irvine2008-2009
Stephanie PorterMcLaughlin Natural ReserveLocal adaptation of cryptic seed coloration: a novel defense mechanism?UC Davis2008-2009
Sarah DalrympleSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryA newly-described ant behavior and its effect on tree fitness and fire severity in the eastern Sierra NevadaUC Davis2008-2009
Christy Bowles, Heidi WeiskelBodega Marine ReserveDemographics and eradication of a new invasive population of Batillaria attramentaria in Bodega HarborUC Davis2008-2009
Elizabeth WommackBlue Oak Ranch ReserveExamination of Sexually Dimorphic Fitness Signals in the Plumage of the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)UC Berkeley2008-2009
Erin Elaine NuccioSedgwick ReserveRhizosphere bacterial and archaeal biogeography in a California annual grasslandUC Berkeley2008-2009
Joseph SappSagehen Creek Field StationThe behavioral ecology of slavemaking antsUC Santa Cruz2008-2009
Rachel ClausingBodega Marine ReserveAnthropogenic nutrient loading on rocky intertidal biodiversity: context-dependent effects?UC Los Angeles2008-2009
Andrea GrunstSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryReproduction in variable environments: Plasticity and alternative strategies in sexual reproductionUC Riverside2009-2010
Stephanie DiazSagehen Creek Field StationInvestigation of 35S Method in Long-Term Monitoring of Groundwater Recharge in the Mountains of CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara2009-2010
Lindsey  AlbertsonSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryImpacts of biological diversity on sediment transport in streamsUC Santa Barbara2009-2010
Claire WainwrightScripps Coastal ReserveSummer Irrigation Pulses: An Investigation of Restoration Methods for Invaded Coastal Sage Scrub CommunitiesUC Diego2009-2010
Brad LipovskyBox Springs ReserveContinuous GPS observation of the San Jacinto fault at the Box Springs Reserve: Implications for seismic hazard assessmentUC Riverside2009-2010
Melissa GrunstSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryCoping with shifting life-history optimums: stress response modulation and life-history plasticityUC Riverside2009-2010
Jennifer YostDawson Los Monos Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Quail Ridge Reserve, Sedgwick ReserveEcological adaptations and the evolution of reproductive barriers in the Lasthenia californica complexUC Santa Cruz2009-2010
Carla EssenbergMcLaughlin Natural ReserveHow do responses to flower density vary with spatial scale and between pollinator taxa?UC Riverside2009-2010
Chelsea ArnoldYosemite Field StationEffects of summer convective precipitation pulses on soil moisture and carbon dynamics in a high elevation ecosystemUC Merced2009-2010
Gilene YoungSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterAlternative reproductive strategies, intersexual conflict, and female choice in the sand waspUC Los Angeles2009-2010
Jonathan DruryStunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveCauses and consequences of mate choice in house wrensUC Los Angeles2009-2010
Rachel ClausingSanta Cruz Island ReserveCascading effects of nutrient enrichment on rocky intertidal assemblagesUC Los Angeles2009-2010
Stephanie KivlinAnza-Borrego Desert State Park, Box Springs Reserve, Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve, Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Emerson Oaks Reserve, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveHow well can fungi migrate under a changing climate?UC Irvine2009-2010
Irina IrvineCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveThe influence of nitrogen enrichment on the composition and functioning of microbial communities in California salt marshesUC Irvine2009-2010
Christopher WoodcockAll reserves in the systemA Visual Survey; photographic study of the University of California Natural Reserve System.UC Davis2009-2010
William WetzelSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Valentine CampSpatial abundance structures in an intraguild-predation foodwebUC Davis2009-2010
Kelly SmithCarpinteria Salt Marsh ReserveHow does California killifish behavior and hormone profile influence encounter and infection rates with the trematode parasite Euhaplorchis californiensis?UC Davis2009-2010
Clarissa SabellaBodega Marine ReserveEffect of Algal Symbionts on Local Adaptation in Anthopleura elegantissimaUC Davis2009-2010
Sarah GravemBodega Marine ReservePredator effects on communities: indirect interactions and alternate community statesUC Davis2009-2010
Michelle AfkhamiHastings Natural History Reservation, Quail Ridge ReserveMutualism-mediated niche expansion and partitioning in California native bunchgrass, Bromus laevipesUC Davis2009-2010
Adam RoddyBlue Oak Ranch ReserveThe Hydraulic Costs of Reproduction in California OaksUC Berkeley2009-2010
Yonatan MunkAngelo Coast Range ReserveAerodynamic stability and control in the wingless relict silverfish Tricholepidion gertschiUC Berkeley2009-2010
Nicole MigliareseSagehen Creek Field StationChildren’s Everyday Experiences with the Natural WorldUC Berkeley2009-2010
Kirsten HillAngelo Coast Range ReserveThe spatio-temporal impacts of invasive grasses on spiders and their herbivore prey  in California’s grasslands.UC Berkeley2009-2010
Abraham BorkerSanta Cruz Island ReserveA test of Acoustic Sensors for Monitoring the Relative Abundance of a Rare Seabird Species, the Ashy Storm-PetrelUC Santa Cruz2010-2011
Christian Balzer-RogersSedgwick ReserveDoes interannual variation in rainfall stabilize species coexistence in California grasslands?UC Santa Barbara2010-2011
Melissa GrunstSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryAdaptive plasticity in reproductive behavior and mediation by the adrenocortical stress responseUC Riverside2010-2011
Andrea GrunstSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryDoes phenotypic plasticity underlie inter-male diversity in sexual ornamentation and reproductive behavior?UC Riverside2010-2011
Emily WilsonYosemite Field StationDiversity of Conifer Endophytes in Tuolumne MeadowsUC Merced2010-2011
Keith GaddisSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterA multi-level approach to describing connectivity in Acacia greggiiUC Los Angeles2010-2011
William WetzelSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Valentine CampThe spatial distribution patterns of an insect herbivore: bottom-up vs. top-downUC Berkeley2010-2011
Bruce HammockSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryA test of the green world hypothesis in Convict CreekUC Berkeley2010-2011
Taraneh EmamMcLaughlin Natural ReserveThe role of mycorrhizal symbioses over a soil stress gradient at a Northern California mercury mine and effects on native and invasive plantsUC Berkeley2010-2011
Regina DinglerQuail Ridge ReserveSurveillance of Quail Ridge Reserve’s Avifauna for Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferiUC Berkeley2010-2011
Joy CookinghamJenny Pygmy Forest ReserveConstraints on biological nitrogen fixation across geological timeUC Berkeley2010-2011
Eve RobinsonBodega Marine ReserveThe effect of turbulence on swimming behavior of zooplankton and their capture by benthic suspension feedersUC Berkeley2010-2011
Jeremy CrawfordLandels Hill Big Creek ReserveIntegrative analyses of mammalian mate choice in a natural and comparative context.UC Berkeley2010-2011
Katherine LeVanDawson Los Monos ReserveHomogenizing a mutualism: Does the invasive Argentine ant reduce species diversity in ant-aphid mutualism?UC Diego2010-2011
Christopher KoppWhite Mountain Research StationThe Role of Facilitation by Artemisia arbuscula in Alpine CommunitiesUC Diego2010-2011
Sarah PetersonAño Nuevo Island ReserveEcotoxicology of northern elephant seals from the Año Nuevo Reserve colony: sentinels of North Pacific meso-pelagic contaminationUC Santa Cruz2011-2012
Emily CurdSedgwick ReserveA metagenomic study of the effects of vegetation on soil microbial community carbon cycling and sequestrationUC Los Angeles2011-2012
Samuel PrenticeSedgwick ReserveQuantifying soil natural capital using enhancing predictive soil mappingUC Santa Barbara2011-2012
Kristin HoppaSanta Cruz Island ReserveReconstructing Prehistoric Plant Use on Santa Cruz IslandUC Santa Barbara2011-2012
John RegusBodega Marine Reserve, Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, and Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterAnthropogenic nitrogen deposition destabilizes symbiosis in legume-rhizobiaUC Riverside2011-2012
Ashkaan FahimipourSan Joaquin Marsh ReserveTrophic Cascades in SpaceUC Riverside2011-2012
Chandra GoetschAño Nuevo Island ReserveEffects of Changing Climate on the Foraging Ecology and Diet of Northern Elephant Seals using Quantitative Fatty Acid Analysis (QFASA)UC Santa Cruz2011-2012
Jonathan PerkinsSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryThermochronologic constraints on the temporal evolution of the Hilton Creek fault, Long Valley caldera, CAUC Santa Cruz2011-2012
Jens StevensSagehen Creek Field StationRegeneration niches for elevation-limited shrubs: The importance of precipitation and water availabilityUC Davis2011-2012
Bree PutmanBlue Oak Ranch ReserveTesting the Function of Antipredator Signals Using Ground Squirrel-Rattlesnake Interactions as a Model SystemUC Davis2011-2012
Jennifer BalachowskiBodega Marine ReserveRestoring for the future: Intraspecific functional variation as a tool for grassland restorationUC Davis2011-2012
Talisin HammondSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Valentine CampClimate change physiology in two species of California chipmunksUC Berkeley2011-2012
Kaitlin LubetkinYosemite Field StationExtent, Causes, and Ecohydrologic Consequences of Conifer Encroachment into Subalpine Meadows in the Central Sierra Nevada, CaliforniaUC Merced2011-2012
Rachel BrownFort Ord Natural Reserve, Younger Lagoon ReserveDietary ecology of coastal coyotes (Canis latrans): Marine-terrestrial linkages from the Holocene to presentUC Santa Cruz2011-2012
Priya GanguliYounger Lagoon ReserveAre Coastal Lagoons an Important Source of Mercury to Nearshore Marine Habitats?UC Santa Cruz2012-2013
Andrew MacDonaldCoal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Sedgwick ReserveLyme disease risk and the ecology of tick-borne disease in southern CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara2012-2013
Nathan EmeryCoal Oil Point Natural ReserveSpatial dynamics of fog depositionUC Santa Barbara2012-2013
Celia SymonsSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LabEcological and Evolutionary Effects of Climate Change in Mountain LakesUC San Diego2012-2013
Keng-Lou James HungElliott Chaparral Reserve, Scripps Coastal ReserveAre Pollination Services Compromised by Reduced Native Bee Species Diversity?UC San Diego2012-2013
Ellen EschElliott Chaparral ReserveSoil microbial changes associated with invasive species and altered precipitation regimesUC San Diego2012-2013
Lauren SchiebelhutKenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Scripps Coastal ReserveThe role of long-distance dispersal via kelp rafting in establishing marine phylogeographic patternsUC Merced2012-2013
Gary BucciarelliBlue Oak Ranch Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReservePhenotypic variation through space and time of tetrodotoxin levels in Taricha torosa within and between watersheds throughout CaliforniaUC Los Angeles2012-2013
Catherine WadeSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Valentine CampImpacts of Climate Change on Native and Invasive Sagebrush Steppe Fire Fuel PropertiesUC Santa Cruz2012-2013
Billy KrimmelLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveHerbivore farming by an omnivorous plant bugUC Davis2012-2013
Patrick Grof-TiszaBodega Marine ReserveSpatiotemporal influence of trophic control on the abundance and distribution of an insect herbivoreUC Davis2012-2013
Kelly GravuerMcLaughlin Natural ReserveImpacts of nutrient addition and climate change on soil microbial communities: Linkages with plant communities and ecosystem function across a soil fertility gradientUC Davis2012-2013
Chloe LewisJepson Prairie ReserveMeasuring NDVI in Mima-type mounds: Mima mounds arise from small interactions, continued.UC Berkeley2012-2013
Sydney GlassmanLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveCascading effects of the invasive pathogen Phytophthora ramorum on ectomycorrhizal fungal communitiesUC Berkeley2012-2013
Keith Bouma-GregsonAngelo Coast Range ReserveMicrobial and invertebrate grazer controls on the ecosystem fate of riverine algal productionUC Berkeley2012-2013
Mia MaltzJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveFungal carbon stabilization of conifer debris in Southern California’s San Jacinto MountainsUC Irvine2012-2013
Catherine WadeSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryImpacts of Climate Change on Native and Invasive Sagebrush Steppe Fire Fuel PropertiesUC Santa Cruz2013-2014
Joseph StewartSagehen Creek Field StationInvestigating Mechanisms of Decline for a Climate Sensitive Species, the American PikaUC Santa Cruz2013-2014
Chandra GoetschAno Nuevo Island ReserveWhat’s on the menu? Determining diet of northern elephant seals using stable isotope analysisUC Santa Cruz2013-2014
Caroline CaseyAno Nuevo Island ReserveThe voice of the northern elephant seal: Documenting changes in acoustic behavior over timeUC Santa Cruz2013-2014
Mary ToothmanSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryGenetic and Environmental Drivers for Host Population Persistence vs. Extirpation in the Face of Pathogen InvasionUC Santa Barbara2013-2014
Laura ReynoldsCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Santa Cruz Island ReserveHolocene evolution of southern Californian estuaries: sedimentological evidence for tsunamis, subsidence, and sea level changes.UC Santa Barbara2013-2014
Andrew MacDonaldAngelo Coast Range Reserve, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Coal Oil Point Reserve, Dawson Los Monos Reserve, Emerson Oaks Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve ,Kenneth S Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Quail Ridge Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, and Stunt RanchThe California tick transect: Assessing regional differences in community composition, infection prevalence, and human risk of tick-borne diseaseUC Santa Barbara2013-2014
Sarah PetersonAno Nuevo Island ReserveWhat’s on the menu? Determining diet of northern elephant seals using stable isotope analysisUC Santa Cruz2013-2014
Akana NotoCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh ReserveInteractions between marsh plants across a latitudinal gradient: the effect of environmental conditions and local adaptationUC San Diego2013-2014
Jeffrey LeeMotte Rimrock Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveComparative study of artificial light pollution, noise pollution, and other novel sources of anthropogenic stress on urban-dwelling bird communitiesUC Irvine2013-2014
Daniel WinklerSteele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research CenterDrought stress tolerance and community invasions at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research CenterUC Irvine2013-2014
Kyle ChristieMcLaughlin Natural ReserveSpeciation Mechanisms in Streptanthus: a flagship neo-endemic of the California floraUC Davis2013-2014
Maria TonioneQuail Ridge ReserveThermal adaptation in the Winter Ant (Prenolepis imparis)UC Berkeley2013-2014
Jesyka MelendezHastings Natural History ReservationMHC-mediated mate choice in two behaviorally distinct Peromyscus rodent speciesUC Berkeley2013-2014
Mathhew O’NeillMotte Rimrock ReserveInteracting effects of mutualist community composition and phenological variation on the invasive habit of an annual grassUC Riverside2013-2014
Sarah SkikneBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterPatterns and mechanisms of climate-induced range shifts in the Deep Canyon Transect.UC Santa Cruz2014-2015
Philip GeorgakakosAngelo Coast Range ReserveCascading Effects of an Introduced PredatorUC Berkeley2014-2015
Katharine CaryJenny Pygmy Forest ReservePlant Physiological Response to Edaphic StressUC Santa Cruz2014-2015
Kristen PeachBox Springs Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Quail Ridge Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, SNRS-Yosemite Field Station, and Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReservePredicting the effects of climate change on floral traits and reproductive success in Clarkia: using geographic variation in climate as a proxy for temporal changeUC Santa Barbara2014-2015
Annika NaborsElliott Chaparral ReserveTo what extent do introduced honey bees (Apis mellifera) contribute to the pollination and reproductive success of native California plants?UC San Diego2014-2015
William PetryAngelo Coast Range Reserve, Chickering American River Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Santa Cruz Island ReserveScaling up demography How climate and species interactions shape the population dynamics and management of the invasive herb Plantago lanceolataUC Irvine2014-2015
Laura ElsberryBodega Marine Reserve, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve,  Scripps Coastal ReserveDo species co-occurrence and environmental filtering determine community composition?UC Irvine2014-2015
Nameer BakerBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center and James San Jacinto Mountains ReserveMicrobial community constraints on the response of decomposer communities to climate change in southern CaliforniaUC Irvine2014-2015
Allison SimlerLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveDisturbance legacies: The impacts of post-fire bay laurel resprouting on microclimate, microbial assemblages, and forest disease dynamicsUC Davis2014-2015
Marshall McMunnSagehen Creek Field StationInvestigating the role of temperature as a driver of ant community structure in timeUC Davis2014-2015
Connor DibbleBodega Marine ReserveOcean processes determining the bottom-up regulation of rocky shore communities along an upwelling coastUC Davis2014-2015
Tyler BourretLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveDisturbance legacies: The impacts of post-fire bay laurel resprouting on microclimate, microbial assemblages, and forest disease dynamicsUC Davis2014-2015
Rachael OlliffMcLaughlin Natural ReserveRestoring phenology? An assessment of phenology dynamics in two native lupines used commonly in restorationUC Berkeley2014-2015
Meagan OldfatherWhite Mountain Research CenterDemographic Responses and Range Shifts in an Arid Alpine SystemUC Berkeley2014-2015
Suzanne KelsonAngelo Coast Range ReserveEcological consequences of partial migration in a salmonid fishUC Berkeley2014-2015
Kelly EasterdayBlue Oak Ranch Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveUnderstanding landscape resilience over time: reconstructing and resurveying historyUC Berkeley2014-2015
Allison PfeifferLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveWhat’s on the menu? Determining diet of northern elephant seals using stable isotope analysisUC Santa Cruz2014-2015
Katherine RossValentine Camp ReservePopulation structure, water use efficiency, and the potential for upslope migration in eastern Sierra Nevada pine speciesUC Santa Cruz2015-2016
Ting Ting LinCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Coal Oil Point Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation

San Joaquin Marsh Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
Hybridization dynamics of two Microtus californicus lineagesUC Berkeley2015-2016
Benjamin PlourdeQuail Ridge Reserve, Stebbins Cold Canyon ReserveResponse of dusky-footed woodrats and ticks to the Wragg Fire, July 2015UC Davis2015-2016
Jason RothmanBox Springs Reserve, Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve, Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, Emerson Oaks Reserve, James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, Sedgwick ReserveAssaying the Effects of Metal Contamination on Microbial CommunitiesUC Riverside2015-2016
Gabriel RossiAngelo Coast Range ReserveResponse of over-summering salmonids to foodweb structure and hydraulics in a changing river ecosystemUC Berkeley2015-2016
John MolaMcLaughlin Natural ReserveBuilding a coherent picture of bumblebee movement through determining settlement cues, dispersal, and gene flow.UC Davis2015-2016
Eric LoPrestiMcLaughlin Natural ReserveIndirect herbivore defense in sticky plants: convergence, optimal strategies and inductionUC Davis2015-2016
William Jesse HahmAngelo Coast Range ReserveLithology, forest resilience, and shrinking water supplies in the California Coast RangesUC Berkeley2015-2016
Seira AdamsAngelo Coast Range Reserve, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Bodega Marine Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek ReserveThe evolution of chemical recognition cues in Californian Tetragnatha spidersUC Berkeley2015-2016
Natalya GalloScripps Coastal ReserveUnderstanding the presence and influence of hypoxic waters on demersal fish communities in the Scripps Coastal ReserveUC San Diego2015-2016
Micah FreedmanSanta Cruz Island Reserve, Stunt Ranch ReserveComparative ecology and evolution of plant defenses against herbivores in the California Channel IslandsUC Davis2015-2016
Eric SlessarevHastings Natural History Reservation, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Sedgwick ReserveUsing Microbial Water Response to Understand Deep Soil CarbonUC Santa Barbara2015-2016
Sarah KienleAño Nuevo Island ReserveEffects of the current El Niño Southern Oscillation on the foraging behavior and habitat use of a large marine predator, the northern elephant sealUC Santa Cruz2015-2016
Rachel ZuercherLandels-Hill Big Creek ReserveSocial-ecological coupling in the central California commercial live-fish fisheryUC Santa Cruz2015-2016
Kelsey LybergerMcLaughlin Natural ReserveCauses and consequences of intraspecific variation in Daphnia life history: how can “superfleas” be explained?UC Davis2017-2018
Logan KozalCoal Oil Point ReserveInvestigating the Capacity of Surfgrass to Serve as an Ocean Acidification RefugeUC Santa Barbara2017-2018
Nicole KollarsBodega Marine ReserveThe consequences of grazing by Brant geese on the genetic diversity of seagrassUC Davis2017-2018
Julia SizekSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterReclaiming the Desert: Cultural Revitalization and Biological Conservation at an Ecological LimitUC Berkeley2017-2018
Amanda RobinJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveThe economics of personality: how context and personality influence foraging decisionsUC Los Angeles2017-2018
Felisha WongJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveUnderstanding how Dark-Eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) differentiate between local and foreign songUC Los Angeles2017-2018
Ida NaughtonJames San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, Sagehen Creek Field Station, Sedgwick Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReservePhylogeography of Carpenter ants from the California Channel Islands: an evolutionary reconstruction based on phylogenomicsUC San Diego2017-2018
Theresa KeatesAño Nuevo Island ReserveNorthern elephant seal foraging behavior and open ocean productivityUC Santa Cruz2017-2018
Elizabeth RyanAngelo Coast Range Reserve, Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Bodega Marine Reserve, Coal Oil Point Reserve, Dawson Los Monos Reserve, Fort Ord Natural Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, McLaughlin Natural Reserve, Motte Rimrock Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho MarinoThe role of local adaptation in predicting the response of E. californica to climate changeUC San Diego2017-2018
Piper WallingfordScripps Coastal ReserveCommunity effects of a climate-induced range expansion of the predatory whelk Mexacanthina lugubrisUC Irvine2017-2018
Natalie FischerYosemite Field StationBuzz pollination in bees: nutritional effects on energetic mechanisms underlying behaviorUC Riverside2017-2018
Lauren PandoriCoal Oil Point Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Scripps Coastal ReserveLearning from the past: a life cycle approach to understanding California mussel declinesUC Irvine2017-2018
Morgan BarnesWhite Mountain Research CenterClimatic controls on the biogeochemical cycling of phosphorus in the critical zoneUC Merced2017-2018
Madeline NolanSedgwick ReserveThe Effect of Functional Diversity and Top Soil Removal on Reinvasion of Grassland Communities after Restoration in California Old FieldsUC Santa Barbara2017-2018
Amanda HaleBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterHarvester Ant Gut MicrobiomeUC Riverside2017-2018
Ana ValenzuelaAño Nuevo Island ReserveFrom the living to the death: A taphonomic analysis of pinnipeds in Año Nuevo Island ReserveUC Santa Cruz2017-2018
Helen KilleenBodega Marine ReserveInterspecific variation and biophysical transport of coastal fish larvae in an upwelling region with low recruitment predictabilityUC Davis2017-2018
Ben WassermanYounger Lagoon ReserveCan fluctuations in natural selection promote maintenance of genetic diversity?UC Santa Cruz2017-2018
Tatum KatzAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory
Where did you find that?: Environmental reservoirs of a lethal fungal pathogenUC Santa Barbara2018-2019
Samuel BedgoodBodega Marine Reserve, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, Scripps Coastal ReserveSea anemone holobionts as allochthonous inputs and invertebrate microhabitatUC Irvine2018-2019
Justin LuongYounger Lagoon ReserveDo plant functional traits explain drought impacts on restoration success?UC Santa Cruz2018-2019
Jenna BaughmanSweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterThe effects of UV radiation on Mojave Desert biological soil crust mossesUC Berkeley2018-2019
Arina FavillaAño Nuevo Island ReserveParadoxical adaptations in the physiology of diving marine mammalsUC Santa Cruz2018-2019
Amanda DonaldsonBlue Oak Ranch ReserveLinking Critical Zone Subsurface Structure to Runoff Generation: Characterization of hydrologic responses to aspect-driven regolith asymmetry at Blue Oak Ranch ReserveUC Santa Cruz2018-2019
Veronica VriesmanBodega Marine ReserveA high-resolution, multi-millennial record of Holocene environmental variability at human-occupied sites in Bodega Bay, CaliforniaUC Davis2018-2019
Amanda RobinJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveThe economics of personality: how context and personality influence foraging decisionsUC Los Angeles2018-2019
Tesa Madsen-McQueenBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterDo microhabitat and biotic interactions mediate range shifts along an elevational gradient?UC Riverside2018-2019
Regina SprangerAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Chickering American River Reserve
Sagehen Creek Field Station
Thermal Acclimation Potential of Northern California Salamanders: An Extinction Risk Assessment under Climate ChangeUC Santa Cruz2018-2019
Molly Hardesty-MooreCoal Oil Point Reserve, Sedgwick ReserveTemporal, spatial, and dietary niche partitioning of three synanthropic mesopredators (raccoon, striped skunk, and Virginia opossum) along a gradient of human useUC Santa Barbara2018-2019
Henry BakerSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryHow Does Basal Resource Composition Regulate the Structure of Higher Trophic Levels in Lakes?UC San Diego2018-2019
Adam PepiBodega Marine ReserveEffects of interacting climate & biotic drivers on the population dynamics of the Ranchman’s tiger moth (Arctia virginalis) across a gradient of precipitation: an experimental testUC Davis2018-2019
Juan de Jesus EscalanteCarpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
Coal Oil Point Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Sedgwick Reserve
Ecosystem SonographyUC Santa Barbara2018-2019
Collin GrossBodega Marine ReserveInteractive effects of predator and prey functional traits and phylogenetic structure on assembly of faunal communities associated with Central California eelgrass bedsUC Davis2018-2019
Eric TymstraSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryFrom Chemistry to Community: Conserving Greater sage-grouse in the Eastern SierraUC Davis2018-2019
Kaleigh FisherFort Ord Natural Reserve
Younger Lagoon Reserve
The effects of foraging environment on the gustatory abilities of wild caught bumble beesUC Riverside2018-2019
Ryan ConwayJames San Jacinto Mountains ReserveIf you build it will they reach it? Incorporating functional dispersal distances and pathways in models selecting optimal sites for river restoration.UC Riverside2018-2019
Caroline OwensSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryEffect of climate change on the fate of phosphorus in alpine lake systemsUC Santa Barbara2018-2019
Erica SarroYosemite Field StationBumble bee queen plasticity and sensitivity to floral resource qualityUC Riverside2018-2019
Amy GeffreDawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve,
Elliot Chaparral Reserve
The “Understudied” Honey Bee: Exploring the role of feral honey bees in pathogen dynamics of southern California pollinator communities.UC San Diego2019-2020
Leila WahabAngelo Coast Range Reserve, Sedgwick ReserveThe Role of Organic Nitrogen Compounds in Soil Organic Matter Stability: Changes in Distribution, Composition, and Mineral Associations Under Altered Precipitation Regimes in California GrasslandsUC Merced2019-2020
Henry BakerSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryNatural Selection in the Wild: Identifying Environmental Drivers of Phenotypic Divergence in a Native MinnowUC San Diego2019-2020
Tim BrownSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Valentine Camp
White Mountain Research Center
Assessing Climate Variability in the Highest-Elevation Breeding Bird on the Continent: Sierra Nevada Gray-Crowned Rosy-finchesUC Santa Cruz2019-2020
Jon DetkaFort Ord Natural ReserveInteractions between native fungal pathogens and environment shape maritime chaparral community structure during long fire-free periodsUC Santa Cruz2019-2020
Imani RussellAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Boyd Deep Canyon DRC
McLaughlin Natural Reserve
Merced Vernal Pools & Grasslands Reserve
Quail Ridge Reserve
Sedgwick Reserve
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
Younger Lagoon Reserve
Genetic drivers of host susceptibility and pathogen virulence in the chytrid-frog system across CaliforniaUC Santa Barbara2019-2020
Elaine YoungSteele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research CenterTesting mechanisms for subsidence and uplift in the the fish Creek Vallecito BasinUC Davis2019-2020
Isaac MarckSanta Cruz Island Reserve, Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research CenterInvestigating speciation in the Perityle emoryi species complex in the desert and channel islands of CaliforniaUC Berkeley2019-2020
Matthew GreenSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryLandscape Biodiversity in Alpine Lake-Stream NetworksUC Riverside2019-2020
Elijah HallWhite Mountain Research CenterPhenology and community composition determine reproductive success through the lens of pollination servicesUC Riverside2019-2020
Lillie PenningtonSierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Yosemite Field StationSelecting to Fail: Does Drought Reduce Adaptive Variation in Natural Populations?UC Merced2019-2020
Daniel HastingsBurns Piñon Ridge ReserveWater Storage in Joshua treesUC Santa Cruz2019-2020
Christopher CosmaBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterLinking plant-plant and plant-pollinator interactions along an elevational gradientUC Riverside2019-2020
Kathy PhamWhite Mountain Research CenterEffects of high-altitude exposure on inflammation and immune phenotypesUC Riverside2019-2020
Alisha SaleyBodega Marine ReserveImpaired anti-predator responses of coastal gastropods under ocean acidificationUC Davis2019-2020
Samuel BoganBodega Marine Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of plasticity in thermal tolerance among natural populations of Tigriopus californicusUC Santa Barbara2019-2020
Robert FitchSedgwick ReserveLegacy effects of long term fertilization on nutrient cycling and mycorrhizae in a California grasslandUC Santa Barbara2019-2020
Ashley GrupenhoffValentine CampInitial changes in forest stand structure and plant communities following fuels treatment at Valentine Reserve.UC Davis2019-2020
Dillon TravisDawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, Elliot Chaparral Reserve, Santa Cruz Island Reserve, Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveDetermining the Impact of super abundant, non-native honey bees (Apis mellifera) on native bee populations in Southern CaliforniaUC San Diego2020-2021
Henry BakerSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryPrey naivete, predator avoidance, and top-down control: lessons from a native minnowUC San Diego2020-2021
Samantha SambadoCoal Oil Point Reserve, Fort Ord Natural Reserve, Hastings Natural History Reservation, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, McLaughlin Natural ReserveTransmission dynamics of tick-borne pathogens across a latitudinal gradientUC Santa Barbara2020-2021
Kenji HayashiSedgwick ReserveQuantifying the effect of competitive Interactions on the landscape-scale distributions of annual plant species in a California grasslandUC Los Angeles2020-2021
Christopher CosmaBoyd Deep Canyon Desert Research CenterThe relative contribution of nocturnal and diurnal pollination to native plant seed set across diverse habitats in Southern CaliforniaUC Riverside2020-2021
Madeleine ZuercherStunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains ReserveInvestigating interspecific interference on mesocarnivore behavior and ecology in the Santa Monica MountainsUC Los Angeles2020-2021
Michelle HerreraBodega Marine Reserve, Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve,
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
Testing phylosymbiosis in prickleback fishes across different geographical locationsUC Irvine2020-2021
Rebecca KeimMotte Rimrock ReserveNative ant interactions with invasive species, stink-net and Sahara mustard, in coastal sage scrubUC Riverside2020-2021
Maggie GrundlerAngelo Coast Range Reserve,
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve,
Hastings Natural History Reservation,
Point Reyes Field Station,
Sagehen Creek Field Station
How special are specialists? Building a framework for dietary genomics in the genus ThamnophisUC Berkeley2020-2021
Christine BonadonnaSierra Nevada Aquatic Research LaboratoryElevational patterns in taxonomic and functional diversity in mountain pondsUC Irvine2020-2021
Chris AllenSanta Cruz Island Reserve,
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
How do hummingbirds and yellowjackets mediate parasite prevalence for bee communities?UC Riverside2020-2021
Emily LongmanBodega Marine ReserveEco-evolutionary dynamics in a rocky intertidal ecosystemUC Davis2020-2021
Basem Al-ShayebLassen Field StationMetagenomic survey of microbial communities in Lassen Volcanic National ParkUC Berkeley2020-2021
Eva Horna LowellSedgwick ReserveExamining interactions between animals, their microbial communities, and the built environmentUC Los Angeles2020-2021
Natasha VokhshooriSanta Cruz Island ReserveIsotopic proxies coupled to archaeological archives for investigating ocean climate regime shift impacts on Native American populations and marine ecosystems on the California Channel IslandsUC Santa Cruz2020-2021
Samuel FellowsBlue Oak Ranch Reserve,
Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center,
Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve,
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve,
Dawson Los Monos Reserve,
Elliot Chaparral Reserve,
Hastings Natural History Reservation,
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
Polymorphism maintains diversity in side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana)UC Merced2020-2021
Nerissa BarlingBlue Oak Ranch ReserveLinking Deep Fault Zone Processes to Shallow Critical Zone Development and Plant Available Water: Characterization of subsurface water storage capacity and retention at Blue Oak Ranch ReserveUC Santa Cruz2021-2022
Alberto Barron SandovalAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Año Nuevo Island Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Coal Oil Point Reserve
Elliot Chaparral Reserve
Emerson Oaks Reserve
Fort Ord Natural Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Jepson Prairie Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
Lassen Field Station
McLaughlin Natural Reserve
Merced Vernal Pools & Grasslands Reserve
Motte Rimrock Reserve
Quail Ridge Reserve
Sagehen Creek Field Station
Scripps Coastal Reserve
Sedgwick Reserve
Sierra Nevada Aquatics Research Lab
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego DRC
Sweeney Granite Mountains DRC
Valentine Camp
White Mountain Research Center
Yosemite Field Station
Microbial traits and the functioning of soil ecosystems in response to climate changeUC Irvine2021-2022
Joshua DominguezSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabEffects of environment on the composition, diversity, and interpopulation variation of gut microbiomes in wild Brook Char (Salvelinus fontinalis) in the Sierra NevadaUC San Diego2021-2022
Devin GambleAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
Dealing with drought: measuring phenotypic plasticity and its capacity to evolve across a broad geographic gradient in an iconic California wildflowerUC Santa Barbara2021-2022
Lauren GiggyBlue Oak Ranch ReserveInvestigating lithologic controls on the export of water, nitrogen, and carbon in fire-affected headwater streamsUC Santa Cruz2021-2022
Maggie GrundlerAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
Pt. Reyes Field Station
Sagehen Creek Field Station
How special are specialists? Building a framework for dietary genomics in the genus ThamnophisUC Berkeley2021-2022
Diler HajiMcLaughlin Natural Reserve
Quail Ridge Reserve
Genomic footprints of forest fires in California death camas (Toxicoscordion)UC Berkeley2021-2022
Tracie HayesAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
Ephemeral resource patches, environmental context, and reproductive outputUC Davis2021-2022
Lisa KimAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
Does seed size evolve? A quantitative genetic analysis of the heritability of seed mass and selection in a California-native annual (Previously: Evolutionary adaptation of seed mass across a geographic gradient)UC Santa Barbara2021-2022
Lily McIntireBodega Marine ReserveThe effects of locomotive speed on the thermoregulatory behavior of intertidal ectothermsUC Davis2021-2022
Maxi Navarrette Sedgwick ReserveExoenzyme Synthesis, a Spatial ApproachUC Santa Barbara2021-2022
Rebecca NelsonMcLaughlin Natural ReserveThe Effects of Invasion on California Grassland Plant-Pollinator MutualismsUC Davis2021-2022
Samantha SambadoHastings Natural History Reservation
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
McLaughlin Natural Reserve
Direct and indirect impacts on tick-borne disease risk from historic fire eventsUC Santa Barbara2021-2022
Heidi WaiteBodega Marine Reserve
Coal Oil Point Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Pt. Reyes Field Station
Scripps Coastal Reserve
A blast from the past: carry-over effects from early life stage experiences on juveniles and beyondUC Irvine2021-2022
Emily Dewald-WangAngelo Coast Range Reserve
Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
Coast redwood-associated fungal and bacterial communities along gradients in fog and fireUC Berkeley2022-2023
Joshua DominguezSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabHow does host community diversity affect host-associated and free-living microbial communities?UC San Diego2022-2023
Alexia FabianiSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabThe influence of heterotrophic bacteria on phytoplankton temperature tolerance across an elevation gradient in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, CAUC San Diego2022-2023
Tracie HayesBoyd Deep Canyon DRCPrecipitation Legacy Effects on Gross Nitrogen Transformation Rates in Dryland EcosystemsUC Davis2022-2023
Jamie IrbyBoyd Deep Canyon DRCPrecipitation Legacy Effects on Gross Nitrogen Transformation Rates in Dryland EcosystemsUC Riverside2022-2023
Sean O’FallonSedgwick ReserveAssessing the determinants of collective behavior in Veromessor harvester ants at the UC Sedgwick natural reserveUC Los Angeles2022-2023
Julianne PeknyLassen Field Station
Quail Ridge Reserve
Understanding the processes behind observed phenological patterns: physiological and behavioral constraints of water temperature on Pacific tree frog (Pseudacris regilla) reproductionUC Davis2022-2023
Sydney SalleyCoal Oil Point ReserveMetagenomic survey of methane oxidizing microbial mats of Coal Oil Point Gas SeepsUC Davis2022-2023
Jennifer SchlauchBodega Marine Reserve
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
Dawson Los Monos Reserve
Younger Lagoon Reserve
Kendall-Frost Mission Bary Marsh Reserve
San Joaquin Marsh Reserve
Solitary Bee Diversity and Microbiomes in California’s Coastal WetlandsUC Irvine2022-2023
Paul SeibertPt. Reyes Field StationInvestigating Grassland Water Partitioning Response to Climate ChangeUC Berkeley2022-2023
Nidhi VinodSedgwick ReserveWater status and ecosystem function of California native oaks vary with topography and microclimateUC Los Angeles2022-2023
Broooke WainwrightMcLaughlin Natural ReserveThe role of fire and functional frameworks in restoring oak savanna understoryUC Davis2022-2023
Jacob WeverkaSedgwick ReserveInvestigating how grassland plant communities mediate grazing effects on soil carbonUC Santa Barbara2022-2023
Shreya BanerjeeBodega Marine Reserve
Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve
Scripps Coastal Reserve
Climate driven range shifts and adaptive potential in ribbed limpets on the Pacific Coast.UC Davis2023-2024
Emily MartinSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabHow do introduced fishes change functional diversity in Eastern Sierra alpine lakes?UC Irvine2023-2024
Avi KerteszSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabJuvenile Steelhead Life-History Diversity in the South Fork Eel RiverUC Berkeley2023-2024
Kelly Goedde-MatthewsSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabTesting the Effects of Reduced Dry-Season Baseflows and Increased Water Temperature on Juvenile Oncorhynchus mykissUC Davis2023-2024
Rebecca ReynoldsSierra Nevada Aquatics Research Lab and Valentine CampPeople, Plastics, and PFAS: Determining the mass and composition of plastics and PFAS across a scale of recreation intensity in the Mammoth Lakes RegionUC Santa Barbara2023-2024
Sylvana FinnBodega Marine Reserve,
Sagehen Creek Field Station
From Crest to Coast: Variation of Reproductive Phenology in a Widespread Bumble Bee SpeciesUC Davis2023-2024
Anna Jiselle OngjocoSedgwick ReserveResistance vs. Resilience: Uncovering the water-use strategies of three oak species along a moisture and micro-topographic gradient.UC Los Angeles2023-2024
Joshua DominguezSierra Nevada Aquatics Research LabDoes environmental warming modify the effects of parasites on ecosystem functioning and trophic cascades?UC San Diego2023-2024
Lydia DeanSan Joaquin Marsh ReserveExploring the role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in mediating indirect defense by insectivorous birdsUCSan Irvine2023-2024
Jennifer SchlauchKendall-Frost Mission Bary Marsh Reserve
Bodega Marine Reserve
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
Younger Lagoon Reserve
San Joaquin Marsh Reserve
California Wetland Bee ConservationUCSan Irvine2023-2024
Christopher BivinsBlue Oak Ranch ReserveFungal ecology in the Sierra Nevada foothills: How fungi interact with oaks, wasps, and woodratsUC Merced2023-2024
Jessica MullinsElliot Chaparral ReserveThe coupled impacts of El Niño and land-use change on native bee assemblagesUC San Diego2023-2024
Reina WarnertYosemite Field StationSmall Mammal Community Response to Climate and Habitat Change over Space and TimeUC Merced2023-2024
Katherine BraffordMcLaughlin Natural ReserveFire resilience of young California native perennial grassesUC Davis2023-2024
Sierra YarnesSweeney Granite Mountains DRCCharacterization of soil organic matter composition, age, and architecture through successional types of biological soil crusts.UC Berkeley2023-2024
Molly BarberMotte Rimrock ReserveImpacts of above ground herbivory on Malacothamnus sexual vs. Clonal reproduction and the invasion of the cotton seed bugUC Riverside2023-2024