Students

Students

Myrna Cadena

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
My research projects focus on using GIS-based surveys and social network analysis to understand disease transmission in backyard poultry flocks in California and ›Detecting antibodies against avian influenza (AI) in non-waterfowl avian bridge species. Major Professor: Maurice Pitesky

Andrea DeRogatis

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
I'm interested in studying the different factors that influence avian health on both the individual and population level, with a focus on immunology. Major Professor: Kirk Klasing

Mason Hill

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
I am principally interested in waterfowl ecology and conservation, with a particular focus on diving ducks (Aythyini). Major Professor: John Eadie

Luke Matthews

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
I am interested in wildlife ecology and management, particularly as it relates to the human-wildlife interface. I am currently studying the impacts of changing agricultural practices on food availability for wintering waterfowl in the Central Valley. Major Professor: John Eadie

Madeline McCuen

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
I am interested in avian influenza virus and wildlife ecology. My research focuses on a method of detection for avian influenza in wetlands and the spread of the virus from it's host into the environment. Major Professor: Maurice Pitesky

Emily Phillips

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
Raptor ecology and their interactions with humans. Currently working with agricultural producers and barn owls found on their properties to help increase positive interactions between the two. Major Professor: Josh Hull

Jessica Schlarbaum

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
  • jnschlarbaum@ucdavis.edu
Behavioral Ecology in Human-Altered Environments, Raptor Biology. Major Professor: Josh Hull

Daniel Smith

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student
I am interested in waterfowl ecology and wetlands. Currently I am interested in examining the impacts that wetland management actions have on waterfowl food resources, with the goal of identifying effective ways to maximize food value within managed wetlands. Major Professor: John Eadie