Mira Abrecht

Advisor: David Jacobs
Office: TLSB 2162
Email: miabrecht@ucla.edu
Research: Environmental DNA, genomics of estuarine fish

Ary Amaya

Advisor: Elsa Ordway
Office: Botany 4th Floor
Email: arysx@ucla.edu
Research: Effects of climate change on urban terrestrial ecosystems using remote sensing, ecological niche modeling, and traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge

Wilmer Amaya-Mejia

Advisor: Pamela Yeh
Office: Botany 2nd Floor
Email: wamayamejia@g.ucla.edu
Research: Urbanization of dark-eyed juncos and their diseases.

Ioana Anghel

Advisor: Felipe Zapata
Research: Evolution of species and floral scent in the flowering plant genus Linanthus

Berenice Badillo

Advisor: Victoria Sork
Office: TLSB 4140
Phone: 310-794-1431
Email: bbadillo@ucla.edu
Research: Local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity of trees in response to climate change, conservation biology

Alec Baird

Advisor: Lawren Sack
Office: Botany 4th Floor
Email: alecsbaird@gmail.com
Research: Comparative leaf development, anatomy and physiology

Taylor Bastian

Advisor: Dan Blumstein
Email: tnbastian@ucla.edu
Research: Environmental impacts on animal behavior

Austin Betancourt

Advisor: Paul Barber
Office: TLSB 2140
Email: abaustin1223@ucla.edu
Research: Conservation henomics/marine ecology and evolution

Elizabeth Blackmore

Advisor: James Lloyd-Smith
Office: TLSB 4000
Email: enblackmore@ucla.edu
Research: Historical ecology of infectious disease

Marvin Browne

Advisor: Lawren Sack
Office: LS 3218
Email: mgbrowne@ucla.edu
Research: Prediction and consequences of variation in plant stress tolerance

Brandon Chan

Advisor: Colin Kremer

Madeline Cowen

Advisor: Priyanga Amarasekare & Pamela Yeh
Research: I study how bird populations respond to climate change using mathematical models.

Joseph Curti

Advisor: Robert Wayne and Bradley Shaffer
Office: TLSB 4146
Email: jcurti3@g.ucla.edu
Research: Application of whole-genome sequencing to California conservation management in California quail (Callipepla californica), California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii), and Yuma myotis bats (Myotis yumanensis).

Morgan Dean

Advisor: Elsa Ordway
Research: Vegetation structure and animal-landscape interactions

Christina (Tina) Del Carpio

Advisor: Kirk Lohmueller
Office: LS 4207
Email: cad17@ucla.edu
Research: Recombination rates and landscapes in canids & STEM graduate education

Carissa DeRanek

Advisor: Elsa Ordway

Eleanor (Ellie) Diamant

Advisor: Pamela Yeh
Office: Botany 2nd Floor
Email: eldiamant@ucla.edu
Research: How bird populations respond to strong anthropogenic change

Evan Doughty

Advisor: Jonathan Marcot and Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Office: Botany 310
Phone: 310-825-4669
Email: emdoughty@g.ucla.edu
Research: Using functional traits (e.g., body mass) to discern relationships between the large mammalian herbivore and predator guilds and how those relationships change alongside the climatic and vegetative transitions of the North American Cenozoic (66 Ma-present)

Tanner Dulay

Advisor: Priyanga Amarasekare
Office: Boyer 660
Email: tdulay@ucla.edu
Research: Emergence of community structure in ecological interactions, particularly mutualisms

Janine Fischer

Advisor: Gregory Grether and Debra Shier
Office: LS 4329
Email: janinef@ucla.edu
Research: How interspecific competition affects species coexistence and the conservation of threatened and endangered species

John Amiel Flores

Advisor: Paul Barber
Email: jamflores@ucla.edu
Research: Investigating the potential of organism transport on problematic macroalgal mats using metabarcoding techniques

Ashlyn Ford

Advisor: Peggy Fong
Office: LS 4100
Email: ashlynford@g.ucla.edu
Research: Assessing the health of tropical reef communities and evaluating how infectious diseases are impacting these communities

Cynthia Frausto

Advisor: Peter Nonacs

Sara Freimuth

Advisor: Pamela Yeh
Office: Botany 2nd Floor
Email: freimuthse@ucla.edu
Research: Urban ecology, evolution, gut microbiome, science communication

Kaija Gahm

Advisor: Noa Pinter-Wollman
Office: Botany 3rd Floor
Email: kgahm@ucla.edu
Research: Movement ecology and social behavior of vultures; open science, open code, and computational reproducibility

Alejandra Gamboa

Advisor: Noa Pinter-Wollman
Email: dgamboa24@g.ucla.edu
Research: Reciprocal relationships between host behavior and the microbiome

Lauren Glevanik

Advisor: Nathan Kraft
Office: Botany 4th Floor
Email: lglevanik@ucla.edu
Research: Traits that affect seed dispersal, community assembly, and patterns of biodiversity and coexistence in Californian grasslands

Katya Gonzalez

Advisor: Michael Alfaro
Office: TLSB
Email: katyagon@ucla.edu
Research: Broadly interested in evolutionary biology, currently focused on human exceptionalism through comparative studies

Shalanda Grier

Advisor: Peggy Fong
Email: sgrier@g.ucla.edu
Research: Anthropogenic stress, resilience, species interactions, coral reefs

Katie Hannibal

Advisor: Peggy Fong
Phone: 8189424269
Email: khannibal@ucla.edu
Research: Anthropogenic effects on nearshore marine ecosystems, specifically how algal interactions influence community structure

Kenji Hayashi

Advisor: Nathan Kraft
Office: Botany 410
Phone: 310-825-4967
Email: kthayashi@ucla.edu
Research: Consequences of competitive interactions in spatially heterogeneous environments for plant species distributions and coexistence

Aidan Howenstine

Advisor: Karen Sears
Office: TLSB 2162
Email: aohowens@ucla.edu
Research: The influence of development on the generation of variation and evolution, with a focus on mammal limbs

Christiane Jacquemetton

Advisor: Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Office: TLSB 2162
Email: cjacquem@ucla.edu
Research: Morphology and variation across Canidae

Mark Juhn

Advisor: Michael Alfaro and Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Office: Botany 3rd Floor
Email: markjuhn@ucla.edu
Research: Carnivora macroevolution and tanager color evolution

Elizabeth Karan

Advisor: Michael Alfaro
Office: TLSB 2154
Phone: 310-206-2240
Email: ekaran@g.ucla.edu
Research: Reef fish color pattern evolution , macroevolution, evolutionary ecology

Nurit Katz

Advisor: Dan Blumstein
Phone: 818.384.9493
Email: nkatz@fm.ucla.edu
Research: Urban ecology

Hannah Larson

Advisor: Colin Kremer
Email: hklarson@ucla.edu
Research: Eco-evolutionary effects of dormancy on phytoplankton fitness in fluctuating environments

Peter Laurin

Advisor: Nandita Garud
Office: LS 4114
Email: peterlaurin@ucla.edu
Research: Population genetics, adaptation, life history, bacteria, microbiomes

Onny Nurrahman Marwayana

Advisor: Paul Barber
Office: TLSB 2140
Phone: 310-889-4552
Email: onny.marwayana@ucla.edu
Research: Enviromental DNA (eDNA) for marine biodiversity in Indonesia

Rosa McGuire

Advisor: Priyanga Amarasekare
Office: Boyer 660
Research: Temperature effects on population dynamics and species interactions

Graham Montgomery

Advisor: Morgan Tingley
Email: graham.montgomery@ucla.edu
Research: Insect declines & their impacts on insectivorous bird populations, ecological monitoring, and evidence synthesis

Carly Myers

Advisor: Malcolm Gordon

Scott O'Donnell

Advisor: Victoria Sork

Sean O'Fallon

Advisor: Noa Pinter-Wollman
Email: seanofallon@ucla.edu
Research: Ecological and evolutionary relationship between nest architecture and collective behavior, considering the spatial structure of the nest as an extended phenotype of the ant colony

Marissa Ochoa

Advisor: Lawren Sack and Victoria Sork
Research: California oak physiology and drought tolerance

Anna Jiselle Ongjoco

Advisor: Lawren Sack
Office: Botany 4th Floor
Email: annajongoco@ucla.edu
Research: Plant physiological ecology and anatomy

Xochitl Ortiz Ross

Advisor: Dan Blumstein
Office: LS 4802
Email: xortizross@ucla.edu
Research: Long-term fitness consequences of early-life adversity in yellow-bellied marmots

Eliseo Parra

Advisor: Dan Blumstein

Sara Sofia Pedraza

Advisor: Felipe Zapata
Research: Plant biotic interactions, their relevance for biodiversity maintainance, evolution and effects of climate change.

Conner Philson

Advisor: Dan Blumstein
Email: cphilson@ucla.edu
Research: Evolution of social behavior

Amanda Reshke

Advisor: Peter Nonacs and Molly Fox
Office: Botany 3rd Floor
Phone: 6503157509
Email: areshke19@ucla.edu
Research: Evolutionary medicine, reproductive health, the microbiome, mental health, behavior

Amanda Robin

Advisor: Peter Nonacs
Email: robina@ucla.edu
Research: Animal decision making, cognition, personality, place-based education research, undergraduate research program administration

Nick Russo

Advisor: Thomas Smith
Office: LKH 300
Email: nickrusso@ucla.edu
Research: Movement ecology, remote sensing, tropical ecology, animal-vegetation feedbacks

Kelsi Rutledge

Advisor: Malcolm Gordon
Office: Life Sciences
Phone: 8287020201
Email: kelsimarie7@ucla.edu
Research: Functional morphology, systematics, biomechanics, fluid dynamics

Chris Sayers

Advisor: Morgan Tingley
Office: Botany 310
Email: csayers2@ucla.edu
Research: Spatiotemporal impacts of gold mining on tropical bird communities

Mackenzie Scurka

Advisor: Dan Blumstein
Email: mscurka@ucla.edu
Research: The heritability of behavioral traits

Yoonjin Shu

Advisor: Michael Alfaro

Lauren Smith

Advisor: Peggy Fong

Celine Snedden

Advisor: James Lloyd-Smith
Office: TLSB 4000
Email: csnedden@ucla.edu
Research: Modeling within-host viral infection dynamics

Hayden Speck

Advisor: David Jacobs
Office: TLSB 2154
Email: hspeck@ucla.edu
Research: Evolution of early animals, evolution of development in cnidarians, EvoDevo of moon jellyfish (Aurelia coerulea) life cycle transitions

Ben Tonelli

Advisor: Morgan Tingley
Office: Botany 3rd Floor
Email: btonelli@ucla.edu
Research: Migration and disease

Whitney Tsai Nakashima

Advisor: Michael Alfaro and Thomas Smith
Office: TLSB 2153 / LKH 300
Email: wtsainaka@ucla.edu
Research: Avian conservation genomics and evolution

Mary Van Dyke

Advisor: Nathan Kraft
Office: Botany
Email: mnvandyke@ucla.edu
Research: Plant communities, coexistence, climate change, species interactions

Nidhi Vinod

Advisor: Elsa Ordway and Lawren Sack
Office: Botany 4th Floor
Phone: 540-746-0542
Email: nidhivinod20@ucla.edu
Research: Linking leaf level physiology and functions to forest ecosystems level processes to understand how forests are functioning during climate change

Richard Wolff

Advisor: Nandita Garud

Joanna Wu

Advisor: Morgan Tingley
Office: Botany 3rd Floor
Email: joannaxwu@ucla.edu
Research: Conservation, ornithology, ecology

Carolyn Xue

Advisor: Pamela Yeh
Email: caxue@ucla.edu
Research: Antibiotic resistance, urban ecology, urban bird ecology

Heidi Yang

Advisor: Victoria Sork
Office: TLSB 4140
Email: hyangg@ucla.edu
Research: Ecological genomics/epigenomics

Stella Yuan

Advisor: Kirk Lohmueller and Bob Wayne
Email: scy8@ucla.edu
Research: Conservation genomics and epigenomics

Diego Zapata

Advisor: Victoria Sork
Office: TLSB 4140
Email: djzapata@g.ucla.edu
Research: Landscape genomics; impact of urbanization, climate change, and other disturbances on the fitness of California plant communities

Erick Zerecero Marin

Advisor: Paul Barber

Madeleine Zuercher

Advisor: Gregory Grether and Debra Shier
Office: LS 4329
Email: mezuercher@g.ucla.edu
Research: Behavioral ecology, conservation, mammalian evolution, field biology

Regina Zweng

Advisor: Peggy Fong
Office: LS 4111
Email: rzweng@ucla.edu
Research: Impacts of eutrophication on marine and estuarine ecosystems