Undergraduate Students
The waterfowl program has been extremely successful in engaging undergraduate students in research on waterfowl populations in California. Through 2003, over 80 undergraduate students have participated in field and lab work, often returning for several years, and gaining valuable research skills. These students include 8 Senior Research Students, who developed and worked on independent research projects. Many of these undergraduate students have gone on to become graduate students in the waterfowl program.

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SENIOR RESEARCH STUDENTS

Joe Bahlman 2000-01 Molecular ecology of wild turkeys and wood ducks (Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program)
Michael Brown 2008-09 Moist soil plant management in the Central Valley
Robert Eddings 2002-03 Analysis of waterfowl loss to disease in the Central Valley
Kirk Ehmsen 2000-01 Kin selection in the reproductive strategies of the wild turkey (President's Undergraduate Fellow)
Julie Halverson 2004-05 Population genetic structure and demography of wood ducks in California (President's Undergraduate Fellow)
Kylise Hare 2007-08 Behavioral development in ducklings of the Wood Duck.
Diana Huerta 2003-04 Population genetics of wood ducks in California
Robert Martin 2002-03 Comparative feeding behavior of three coexisting dabbling ducks during the winter in California
Elliott Matchett 1998-99 Brood survival of wood ducks in an agricultural landscape (President's Undergraduate Fellow)
Shelly Parker 2006-07 Conservation issues facing the Red Knot
Chris Swanson 2008-09 Re-evaluation of the effectiveness of spinning wing decoys in California
Doug Thomas 2003-04 Brood survival and habitat use by mallards in California
Laura Thomas 2001-02 Incubation efficiency and nest-site microclimate of wood ducks in California
Derek Wright 2001-02 Analysis of the size and composition of eggs of the Anseriformes

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RESEARCH ASSISTANTS & INTERNS

Joshua Ackerman 2001
1997
Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Terrence Adelsbach 2000
1999
1998
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Jeffery Akiyoshi 1998 Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Teneile Alfaro 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Chiante Amato 2002 Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Michael Atamian 1999 Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Julia Avison 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Janice AuYeung 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Christopher Babcock 2002
2001
Cackling Canada Goose Nesting Ecology
Citrona Farms Turkey Ecology
Joseph Bahlman 2001 Citrona Farms Turkey Ecology
Bill Beckett 2006
2005
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Elena Berg 2003
2001
2000
1999
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
PG&E Wood Duck Project
PG&E Wood Duck Project
Robyn Boothby 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Margaret Brown 1998
1997
1996
Harlequin Duck Breeding Ecology
Harlequin Duck Breeding Ecology
Harlequin Duck Breeding Ecology
Shante Brown 2002 Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Edward Burns 2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
Waterfowl Rice Food & Straw Decomposition
Waterfowl Rice Food & Straw Decomposition
Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Nicole Chan 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Amanda Currier 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Jody Deal 2004
2003
2002
Wood Duck Intern
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Rosielyn DeGuzman 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Carmen DeLeon 2007
2006
2005
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Rachel Diaz-Bastin 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Robert Eddings 2003
2002
2001
2000
Moist-soil Seed Production
Moist-soil Seed Production
Waterfowl Rice Food & Straw Decomposition
Moist-soil Seed Production
Kirk Ehmsen 2001
2000
Citrona Farms Turkey Ecology
Citrona Farms Turkey Ecology
Alyssa Eisner 2005
2004
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Nathan Ellis 2002
2001
Wood Duck Project Leader & Rice Straw Project
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Eric Fan 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Melissa Ferguson 2000 Citrona Farms Turkey Ecology
Shasta Ferranto 2002 Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Andrew Fisher 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Ada Fowler 2001
2000
Cackling Canada Goose Nesting Ecology
Citrona Farms Turkey Ecology
Paul Garrison 2003 Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Erin Gibson 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Graeme Gissing 1999
1998
1997
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Christopher Glenney 1998 Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Amanda Glinzak 2007
2006
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Sarah Gordon 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Justin Gotfried 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Edwin Groot 1999 Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Drew Guintini 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Sarah Hamilton 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Kylise Hare 2007
2006
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Tara Helwig 1999 Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Ann Hendrickson 2003
2002
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Brian Hennes 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Greg Heydeman 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Sanders Ho 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Steve Hongola 2002 Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Weihow Hsue 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Dianne Huerta 2003 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Lyla Hunt 2005
2002
Wood Duck Intern
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Sandy Hwang 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Julia Jakubowski 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Julian James 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Michele Johnson 2001
2000
1999
1998
Steller's Eider Nesting Ecology
Steller's Eider Nesting Ecology
Steller's Eider Nesting Ecology
Steller's Eider Nesting Ecology
Edith Jovel 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Lisa Kashiwase 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Sean Kenady 2000 Waterfowl Rice Food & Straw Decomposition
Marc Kenyon 2002 Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Heidi Kirk 1999 PG&E Wood Duck Project
Dan Kratville 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Kenneth Kriese 2000
1999
1998
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Caitlin Kroeger 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Jeremy Kwolek 1999 PG&E Wood Duck Project
Trisha Lapomardo 1998 Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Deardra Larson 2001 Cackling Canada Goose Nesting Ecology
Clara Laursen 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Abby Lawson 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Elizabeth Lee 2006
2005
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Tammy Lim 1999 PG&E Wood Duck Project
Deasy Lontoh 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Lizzy Lopez 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Erin Loury 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Jennifer MacLean 2003
2002
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Bridget Maguire 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Elliott Matchett 2002
2001
1999
1998
Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Grizzly Island Mallard Project
PG&E Wood Duck Project
Wood Duck Survival & Habitat Use
Alisa Meany 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Jacob Messerli 2000 Moist-soil Seed Production
Rebecca Miller 2000 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Richard Montgomery 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Thomas Moore 1999
1998
1997
PG&E Wood Duck Project
Wood Duck Survival & Habitat Use
Wood Duck Survival & Habitat Use
Chris Mosser 2007 Wood Duck Intern
James Mouton 2007
2006
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Daniela Muhawi 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Laura Navarrete 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Luke Naylor 2002
2001
2000
Moist-soil Seed Production
Moist-soil Seed Production
Moist-soil Seed Production
Vivian Nelson 2004
2003
2002
Wood Duck Intern
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Diem Nguyen 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Amy Nichaelson 2004
2003
2002
Wood Duck Intern
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project & Wood Duck Project
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project & Wood Duck Project
Russel Odell 2006
2005
2004
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Caitlin O’Hara 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Ivonne Ortiz 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Carl Osmundson 2002 Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Ruth Parsley 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Joel Passovy 2002 Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Dawn  Peterka 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Ryan Phillips 2003 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Brian Pickins 2003 Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Amy Pimental 2004 Wood Duck Intern
Kelsey Prock 1998 Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Jessica Ramirez 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Sarah Reed 2003
2002
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Heather Reiter 2003 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Catalina Reyes 1999 PG&E Wood Duck Project
Marion Rodriguez 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Julie Roessig 2000
1999
Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Daniel Ryan 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Ginny Sanchez 2003 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Katie Sanui 2006
2005
2004
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Carrie Sears 2002 Grizzly Island Mallard Project
Emily Seymour 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Laura Shaskey 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Patricia Sheatsley 2002 Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project & Wood Duck Project
Ruby Shin 2006 Wood Duck Intern
Joseph Sproul   2004 Wood Duck Intern
Sarah Stier 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Yasuko Suzuki 2004
2003
Wood Duck Intern
Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Corey Tarwater 1999
1998
PG&E Wood Duck Project
Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Vanessa Teater 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Doug Thomas 2003 Mallard Brood Project
Karen Thorne 1999 Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Caroline Thow 2007
2006
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Sarah Torretto 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Danika Tsao 1999 PG&E Wood Duck Project
Gabriel Valenzuela 1999 Waterfowl Rice Food & Straw Decomposition
Linda van Diepen 2003
2002
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Amanda Van Houtte 1999 Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Megan Varney 2007 Wood Duck Intern
Cristina Venable 2003
2002
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Waterfowl-Rice Straw Project
Corrie Veenstra 2002 Barrow's Goldeneye Ecology
Tara Von Dollen 2001 Moist-soil Seed Production
Jennifer Waggoner 2001 Moist-soil Seed Production
Allyson Welch 2005 Wood Duck Intern
Lindsay Wesselmann 2007
2006
2005
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Robert Wolfson 2001
2000
1999
1998
Waterfowl Rice Food & Straw Decomposition
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Valensin Ranch Marsh Restoration
Suisun Marsh Feeding Ecology
Jamie Wollman 2006
2005
Wood Duck Intern
Wood Duck Intern
Cindy Yang 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Peggy Yang 2002 Conaway-Putah Creek Wood Duck Project
Revised September 22, 2009 ~ Page under construction ~ Information may not be complete