Washington State University junior Lambert Ngenzi wants to use what he is learning about geospatial analysis to help farmers in rural Africa conserve and manage vital water resources. “Where I come from, water is a big issue,” Ngenzi said. “If I could do something in any way, if I could help the people back […]
BY JULIE BERGER
AUGUST 30, 2017
This summer, IonE was fortunate to host three undergraduate students – Roxana Ayala, Manisha Rattu, and Ramiro Pinedo Jr. – from the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, a two year conservation-leadership program that aims to combat the lack of diversity in the field of […]
BY MANISHA RATTU
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
I grew up in a dense urban area in California, with minimal exposure to the outdoors, where neighborhood parks were both my only access to green space and a welcome relief from the heat that often radiates from city sidewalks and buildings in the summer. When I landed in Minnesota […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
By Miguel Aguirre Morales
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 […]
By Manisha Rattu
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. […]
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 ’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.”
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]