President: Jessica Pratt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jessica is a community ecologist broadly interested in research and education in the applied fields of conservation biology and restoration ecology. Currently, she is a lecturer in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine and teach courses in the campus-wide minor in Global Sustainability!
She has been a dedicated researcher and educator in the fields of ecology and conservation since 2003 and has been working and living in Southern California since 2005. She has conducted research on animal behavior, tropical bird foraging ecology, the conservation value of tropical agricultural ecosystems, the dynamics of butterfly species range shifts in response to climate change, and most recently for her Ph.D., the effects of plant species responses to environmental change on associated animal communities. Her teaching experience spans middle school up to the university level and she has taught courses ranging from genetics to conservation biology.
Vice President: Emily Griffoul (email@example.com)
Emily is a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine.
Vice President: Greg Vose (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greg is a graduate student at UC Irvine studying plant ecology. His area of academic focus and research are plant traits linked to physiological processes. He eventually aims for his research to be leveraged for land management and conservation decisions. Greg is a native San Franciscan and has developed a holistic background working as a landscaper, a garden and science educator in public schools, and an English language teacher in the Bay Area. He looks forward to getting involved in and helping to foster a community around Orange County conservation issues.
Secretary: Michaeline Nelson (email@example.com)
Michaeline a second year graduate student in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at UC Irvine, doing research in microbial ecology. She is interested in the connection between microbial diversity and biogeochemical cycling, in particular nitrogen cycling, in the environment.
Treasurer: Daniel Sheng (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Daniel loves nature and experiencing our natural world. The richness and diversity of native animal life in the urban setting of Brisbane, Australia inspired him to pursue such coexistence in our own living spaces of Southern California, Orange County. Living things and the intriguing interactions continue to amaze and fascinate him. He is currently indulging this fascination by studying insect-plant interactions at UC Irvine for his M.S degree in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Secretary: John Powers (email@example.com)
John is a graduate student at UCI studying the evolution of floral scent that mediates plant-pollinator interactions.
Events Coordinator: Jordan Croy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jordan is a graduate student at the University of California Irvine studying the community ecology of plant-arthropod interactions. His research focuses on the role of plant defense strategies in structuring arthropod communities and the birds that feed on them. Ultimately, Jordan hopes to advance ecological theory and improve restoration practices in Southern California.
Annika Nelson (email@example.com)
Annika is a graduate student at the University of California Irvine studying community ecology, plant-insect interactions, herbivory, mutualisms, and competition.
Kevin Rothstein-Kightly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kevin is a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine. He studies broad-scale patterns in biodiversity and is currently working with large datasets involving freshwater fish. He is interested in helping out with conservation efforts in Orange County and learning more about what issues impact our ecosystems.
Daniel McInnis (email@example.com)
Daniel is an undergraduate student within the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at UC Irvine. His focus is on combining his specialization in Human-Computer Interaction with his minor in Global Sustainability. Bringing technology into the realm of conservation is an important foundation in ensuring our ecosystems can live on for generations to come.
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