Ecology and Sustainability M.S. Program (2008-2019)

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Ashleigh Glover
Thesis Advisor: Jennifer Cooper
Topic: Estimating sex-bias in dispersal in three Central Valley populations of California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus beecheyi) using microsatellites

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Elias Lopez
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: The effects of invasive plants on riparian arthropod communities and terrestrial subsidies to streams

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Leah Mellinger
Thesis Advisor: Brian Sardella
Topic: The physiological responses of Puget Sound surf smelt (Hypomesus pretiosis) to environmental stress

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Christine Parisek
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: The ecological and evolutionary dynamics of aquatic insects crossing lotic-lentic boundaries in the Lakes Basin, Sierra Nevada

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Robert Pelletier
Thesis Advisor: Marina Gerson
Topic: Effects of ecosystem on microhabitat use and morphology of Western Fence Lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis)

 

 

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Catherine Bennett
Thesis Advisors: Elvin Alemán and Michael Fleming
Topic: Wastewater treatment by microalgae coupled with biofuels production

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Sue Ellen Gleaves
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: The effects of the Rim fire on stream ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada

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Elena Lombardo
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: Aquatic invertebrate community dynamics in intermittent streams of the Diablo Range

 

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Wendy Olmstead
Thesis Advisor: Ken Schoenly
Topic: Effects of cattle grazing on the species diversity of grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in a Central Valley grassland ecosystem.

 

 

 

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Kelly Baker
Thesis Advisor: Ann Kohlhaas
Topic: Coyote ecology in the San Joaquin Valley

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Felisha Walls
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
​Topic: Biomonitoring of water quality in urban streams of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area
​Current Position: PhD student, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Reyn Akiona
Thesis Advisor: Michael Fleming
Topic: Effect of prescribed fire on seed sterility in a Central valley grassland.
Current Position: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Los Banos

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Sarah Bradley
Thesis Advisor: Marina Gerson
Topic: Polychaete assemblages in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay
Current Position: Instructor of Biology, Mendocino College

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Cole Dutter
Thesis Advisor: Michael Fleming
Topic: Effects of agricultural management practices on Naval Orangeworm
Current Position: Farm Manager, Four Seasons Farm

 

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Julie Wallace
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: Riparian forest restoration on the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.
Current Position: Quality Engineer, E. and J. Gallo Winery

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Bryan Shragge
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: The role of mistletoe in river ecosystems of the Central Valley
​Current Position: Environmental Specialist, City of Roseville

 

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Veronica Menendez
Thesis Advisor: Stuart Wooley
Topic: Insect pollinators in organic and conventional almond orchards in the San Joaquin Valley

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Jana Pratt
Thesis Advisor: Ann Kohlhaas
Thesis: Small mammal populations in Central Valley grasslands: effects of seasonal pools and management practices.Current Position: Media Content Producer, Pearson Publishing

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Jake Villard
Thesis Advisor: Mark Grobner
Thesis: Effects of chronic, low-dose bisphenol-A exposure on oviductal development in juvenile axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum).

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Mariel Zare
Thesis Co-Advisors: Michael Fleming and Daniel Deisenroth
Topic: Selenium uptake by vegetation in the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge.
Current Position: Environmental Specialist, E. and J. Gallo Winery

 

 

 

Updated: July 21, 2022