A blog about wildlife, agriculture, and everything in between
Who are we?
Sara Kross is the senior author of this blog.
I am currently a Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Audubon Society. My current research project focuses on how habitat influences the pest-control services that birds provide for farmers in California. I previously studied New Zealand falcon conservation in vineyards, and yellowhammer breeding behavior on arable farms in Scotland.
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Want to learn more about my research? Visit my website here.
My name is Justin Yuen and I am from Orange, CA. I am a fourth year undergraduate at UC Davis and am majoring in Animal Biology. My career goal is to become a practicing veterinarian. I have keen interest in almost all animals and in my free time love to play musical instruments such as the drums and piano and sports such as basketball and tennis.
Hello! My name is Efraín Delgado and I'm a third year student at UC Davis studying Environmental Science and Management. I grew up Stockton, California which is a short one-hour drive from Davis. As of now, I'd say a lot of my interest is in the relationship between science (environmental and ecological specifically) and the way the wider population values or understands it. Growing up I have seen that science does not have much value within the latino community so the dynamics behind that has always been a topic of interest for me. I also think one of the more important steps in being able to do something about this issue is making myself literate in the world of science so that's why I do my best to increase my exposure to science through things like this research project! One random interest that I have is in astrophysics. I love learning about topics like Time's ability to "rip and repair itself" or the reasoning behind why the universe seems to be expanding as a result of the still precedent effects of the Big Bang.
My name is Mayra Pelagio, I am originally from Guanajuato, Mexico and I have been living with my family in San Jose California for the past five years. I am a first year UC Davis student majoring in Environmental Science and Management. I enjoy learning about the environment and ways to prevent further environmental degradation. Some of my hobbies are crocheting, dancing and volunteering for nonprofit organizations such as the American Red Cross.