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‘Ecosystems of California’ Wins Gold Medal

2017-06-14T19:35:32+00:00

‘Ecosystems of California’ wins gold medal in California Book Awards
Coedited by UC Santa Cruz ecologist Erika Zavaleta, the book will be honored by the Commonwealth Club of California
May 16, 2017
By Tim Stephens

Ecosystems of California, a comprehensive reference on California’s remarkable ecological abundance, has won the Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing in the 86th […]

‘Ecosystems of California’ Wins Gold Medal 2017-06-14T19:35:32+00:00

EVST Major Awarded Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship

2017-06-14T19:29:08+00:00

October 3, 2016
Alan Diaz-Santana (Ezra Stiles ‘18) has been selected for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Program. The Doris Duke Foundation’s Conservation Scholars Program was launched in 2013 to help build greater ethnic and racial diversity within the conservation workforce. The fellowship identifies excellent undergraduate scholars from underrepresented groups who are interested in careers in […]

EVST Major Awarded Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship 2017-06-14T19:29:08+00:00

College First Graduate Pursues Her Passion

2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Erica Rocha is a bright young woman who is going places in the career field of ecological research. Her participation in the Garden’s Science Career Continuum when she was a Chicago Public School student was an important step on her journey toward her future career as a scientist.

The Science Career Continuum is composed of three programs: […]

College First Graduate Pursues Her Passion 2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Big Creek Reserve Blog

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By Miguel Aguirre Morales
Wabash College
July 17, 2016

When I was first told that we were going to be off the grid with the closest shower and flushable toilet at least 20 minutes away, I felt slightly nervous. In my imagination, I saw us being in the middle of nowhere, which we pretty much were, with nothing […]

Big Creek Reserve Blog 2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Changing the World and Having Fun

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By Manisha Rattu
Stanford University
August 19, 2016
When the day finally came to make the two hour trek to UC Santa Cruz, I was overcome with fear and anxiety. I did not want to leave the comfort of my home and family and step into an experience that I was unsure of and definitely unprepared for. […]

Changing the World and Having Fun 2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Andrea Calderon on the White Mountains

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Crooked Creek White Mountains Research Station

July 11 – 19, 2016 By Andrea Calderon
St. Edwards College
August 9, 2016

I was initially introduced to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship Internship by a professor at my university, Professor Peter Beck. Professor Beck personally knew about my passion for conservation and sustainable development after having been my instructor on […]

Andrea Calderon on the White Mountains 2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Students We’re Watching – Andrea Calderon ’19

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Andrea Calderon ’19 – Environmental Science & Policy Major

Why she’s a student to watch: Calderon caught our eye when we heard she’d be doing field research against the backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States: It’s breathtaking and interesting!

What she did: Her research sites included Big Sur, the Sierra Nevada […]

Students We’re Watching – Andrea Calderon ’19 2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Pitzer Student Ramiro Pinedo Jr. Selected as Conservation Scholar

2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Pitzer College student Ramiro Pinedo Jr. ’18 is one of 20 undergraduates from across the country to be selected for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), a two-year program dedicated to educating future leaders in environmental conservation.

As a Doris Duke scholar at UCSC, Pinedo will delve into environmental […]

Pitzer Student Ramiro Pinedo Jr. Selected as Conservation Scholar 2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Internships Impact Aguirre-Morales

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By Richard Paige From www.wabash.edu

To hear Miguel Aguirre-Morales ’19 tell it, there have been two influential trips in his life. His internships this summer might qualify as a third. The rising sophomore has divided his summer up between two internships: one working at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, and the […]

Internships Impact Aguirre-Morales 2017-05-19T08:14:54+00:00

Juanita Falice one of 20 students selected for The DDCSP

2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

Understanding a complex subject like conservation biology is one thing, but being able to communicate the intricacies in a way the public can understand takes it to another level.

Juanita Falice, a Warren Wilson College sophomore double majoring in creative writing and biology, is expanding this skill through scholarship.

Juanita Falice one of 20 students selected for The DDCSP 2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

Biology Student Accepted into National Conservation Program

2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

It wasn’t just the daily water cuts Annette Ludwig noticed during her spring break trip to visit family in Pohnpei.

“There’s a decrease in fish and other resources the people there need to survive,” said the University of Guam sophomore. “It’s just slowly disappearing in Pohnpei, and I’m sure it’s like that in the other islands.”

Feeling […]

Biology Student Accepted into National Conservation Program 2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

Podcast: Nitrogen’s Threat to Biodiversity

2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

Habitat destruction and the direct exploitation of species often occupy center stage in discussions of biodiversity perils. However, indirect harms, such as that posed by nitrogen pollution, remain underappreciated and poorly understood despite playing a key role in species declines. The mechanisms of nitrogen’s impacts are diverse and often involve hard-to-pinpoint chains of causality. For […]

Podcast: Nitrogen’s Threat to Biodiversity 2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

En La Orilla

2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

Our advisory board member Prof. Xavier Basurto recently completed a short documentary about the effects of fisheries decline on families in Agua Verde, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Agua Verde is a small (250 person) fishing village several hours from the nearest city, surrounded by coastal mountains and the waters of the Gulf of California.

The […]

En La Orilla 2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

Ecosystems of California documents one of the most biodiverse places in the world

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Ecosystems of California (University of California Press, 2016) is a new comprehensive reference of California’s ecological abundance featuring contributions from 149 experts including 19 with ties to UC Santa Cruz.

Co-edited by Erika Zavaleta, Pepper-Giberson Chair in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz and Harold Mooney, Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental […]

Ecosystems of California documents one of the most biodiverse places in the world 2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

To Save Its Salmon, California Calls In the Fish Matchmaker

2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

At a hatchery on the Klamath River, biologists are using genetic techniques to reduce inbreeding, though some argue natural methods are more effective.

HORNBROOK, Calif. — On a frigid morning in a small metal-sided building, a team of specialists prepared to orchestrate an elaborate breeding routine. The work would be wet and messy, so they wore […]

To Save Its Salmon, California Calls In the Fish Matchmaker 2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Launches

2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UCSC exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through field research, leadership and professional training.

Each year, we select 20 students from around the U.S. and its territories to participate in our two-year conservation leadership program. Our students represent a diverse spectrum of cultures and backgrounds, […]

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Launches 2017-05-19T08:14:55+00:00