Teaching and Supervision

2016-Present Member of the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis

  • Dissertation committee member for two PhD students

2013–Present Lecturer/Educator, Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, USA.

  • Thesis and Dissertation adviser for undergraduate and graduate students.

2014–2016 Lecturer, Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento, USA.

  • Biology 168: Mammalogy (undergraduate; lecture, lab, and field course)
  • Biology 178: Molecular Ecology (undergraduate; lecture, lab, and capstone project)
  • Biology 188: Evolution (undergraduate; lecture)
  • Biology 283: Biogeography (graduate; lecture and discussion group)

2009–2013 Guest Lecturer, University of California at Davis. Ecology 208: Issues in Conservation Biology (graduate). “Molecular Methods in Conservation Biology”.

2008–2009 Guest Lecturer: University of California at Davis. Wildlife Fisheries and Conservation Biology 154: Conservation Biology (undergraduate). “Biology of Small Populations – Genetics”, “The Biogeography of the North American red fox”.

2008 Guest Lecturer: California State University, Sacramento, USA. Biology 168: Mammalogy. “The Biogeography of the North American red fox”. 2008.

2003–2005 Lecturer and Course Writer, Waterford Institute of Technology. 2nd year forestry students: Forestry and the Environment.

2004–2005 Laboratory Instructor, Waterford Institute of Technology. Biology.

2003–2004 Lecturer and Course Writer, Waterford Institute of Technology. Computer Applications in Science.

TRAINING AND SUPERVISION

GRADUATE STUDENTS

2018-Present Graduate Student Advisor. Cody Aylward MS.

2016 Major Adviser. Luis Hernandez BS. University of California, Davis, USA

2011-2014 Masters of Science Thesis Committee Member. Logan Volkmann, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Thesis title: Building a better ark: theoretical and analytical approaches for managing species at the population level.

STAFF

  • 2020 Savanah Bird BS, laboratory assistant
  • 2016-2020 Susan Fresquez BS, laboratory and field assistant
  • 2013–2015 Luis Hernandez BS, laboratory and field assistant

UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT SUPERVISION

2018–2019      Final Practicum Mentor. Jazmine Camacho Servin, Animal Biology, UC Davis.

  • Project title: Comparison of survey methods for the blunt-nosed leopard lizard of the San Joaquin Valley.

2016–2017      Final Practicum Mentor. Lexi Mendoza, UC Davis.

  • Project title: Microsatellite primer and multiplex development for the endangered Reithrodontomys raviventris and R. megalotis in the San Francisco Bay Area salt marshes.

2014-2015 Capstone Project Supervisor. California State University, Sacramento, USA.

  • Sixteen laboratory group projects conducted within Molecular Ecology (Bio-178). Resulting in poster presentations and mock funding proposals based on preliminary data.

2014 Final Practicum Adviser. Susan Fresquez, UC Davis.

  • Project title: Mitochondrial DNA analysis of the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) throughout the northern portion of the range.

2013–2014 Thesis Adviser. Natalie Goddard, UC Davis.

  • Project title: Population Genetic Structure of the California Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).

2004–2005 Project Supervisor. Brian Murphy, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

  • Project title: Amplification of the zfx and zfy genes for the sex identification in Badgers in the South East of Ireland.

2004–2005 Project Supervisor. Laura O’Connor, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

  • Project title: Genetic Analysis of Animal Hair samples by DNA Extraction, PCR and Electrophoresis.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRAINING AND SUPERVISION (UC Davis)
2008-2015 I trained and supervised 13 Wildlife Genetic Interns for at least a year each.

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