Alumni

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

2018 Gradautes

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

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

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

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

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

 

2017 Gradautes

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

 

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

 

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

 

2015 Gradautes

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

 

2014 Gradautes

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

 

Felisha WallsFelisha 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

 

Reyn AkionaReyn 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

 

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

 

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

 

2013 Graduates

Julie WallaceJulie 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

 

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

 

2012 Graduates

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

 

Jana PrattJana 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

 

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

 

Mariel ZareMariel 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