16 Faculty/Mentors

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Rodrigo Almeida, Professor
(1) Epidemiology of <i>Xylella fastidiosa</i> in grapevines (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Ecological genetics of an emerging insect vector (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Looking for multipartite viruses (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Determinants of Xylella fastidiosa host specificity (Current Term Now Closed)
James Bartolome, Professor
(1) Estimating carbon in mosaics of grasslands and shrublands using Ecological Site Descriptions (Current Term Now Closed)
Carl Boettiger, Professor
(1) Data science approaches to ecological forecasting and decision making (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Data Science Software Development & Applications in Ecology and the Environment (Current Term Now Closed)
Justin Brashares, Professor
(1) Environmental Impacts of Human Development and Urbanization in the West (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Ecology and Conservation of the Endangered Giant Kangaroo Rat in Central California (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Wildlife ecology in human dominated landscapes: deer and other large mammals in Mendocino County (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Using remote camera traps to monitor large mammals in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park (Current Term Now Closed)
Kathryn De Master, Professor
(1) Does the “food movement” include farmers and ranchers? (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Surveying California Farmers on Food Safety and Environmental Conservation Practices (Open)
Gordon Frankie, Professor
(1) California Native Bees in Bay Area School Gardens (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Monitoring the Manipulation: Creating Native Bee Habitat in California Orchards (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) California Statewide Urban Native Bee Survey (Full- no new appr needed)
Rosemary Gillespie, Professor
(1) Dimensions In Biodiversity: Morphological and Molecular Genetic and Ecological Approaches to Community Assembly in Hawaiian Spiders and Insects (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Chemical Recognition Cues in an Adaptive Radiation of Hawaiian Spiders (Open)
(3) Biodiversity of beetles in the Valdivian temperate rain forests of Chile (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Evolutionary origins and biogeography of the Hawaiian peppers (Piperaceae: Peperomia) (Current Term Now Closed)
Claire Kremen, Professor
(1) Insect Diversity in Agroecology Internship (Open)
(2) Cacao pollination & Conservation benefits of agroforestry (Open)
(3) Below- and aboveground connections in pollination (Open)
(4) Meta-analysis: ecosystem services in diversified agriculture (Full- no new appr needed)
Luke Macaulay, Cooperative Extension Specialist
(1) Wildlife Camera and Botanical Data Analysis & Cleaning (Current Term Now Closed)
Patina Mendez, Lecturer
(1) Species distribution modeling with Caddisflies (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Freshwater aquatic insects of Strawberry Creek (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Museum Studies of Trichoptera (Caddisflies) (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Aquatic Insects of Intermittent Streams (Open)
Nicholas Mills, Professor
(1) Does agricultural intensification affect South American insect diversity? (Open)
(2) Can induced plant defenses limit the abundance of an invasive insect? (Open)
Céline Pallud, Professor
(1) Biotic and abiotic oxidation of selenium nanoparticles (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Comparing the effects of chemical and organic fertilization on soil quality and plant yield in tomato cropping systems (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Phytoremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Soils (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Managing soil to control water quality in subalpine wetlands (Full- no new appr needed)
Matthew Potts, Professor
(1) Predictive modeling of soil organic carbon stocks in mangroves of the Americas (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Land degradation and restoration associated with changes in ecosystem services and functions, and human well-being and good quality of life (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Using bioindicators to assess mercury contamination and transfer from small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon (Current Term Now Closed)
(4) Ecological and Human Health Consequences of Food Loss (Full- no new appr needed)
Erica Rosenblum, Professor
(1) Measuring the evolutionary responses of mammal communities to climate change (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Landscape genetics of Panamanian amphibian species (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) The arthropod prey and dietary niches of desert lizards (Open)
(4) Evolution of the frog skeleton using 3D data (Current Term Now Closed)
Ian Wang, Professor
(1) Landscape Genetics of California Salamanders (Open)
(2) Simulating genomes on landscapes (Open)
Kipling Will, Professor
(1) Using CalBug databasing to add new species records for the Carabid Beetles of California (Open)
(2) Effects of fire on arthropod communities in the Mount Diablo range (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Visualizing the genes behind bombardier beetles' chemical explosiveness using gland whole mount fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Understanding the evolutionary history of the hemispherical savage beetle using molecular data (Open)