August 11, 2022

Charlie is an incoming Ph.D. student.

July 13, 2022

Mike is joining us from the The Nature Conservancy in Hawaiʻi

July 13, 2022

Congratulations to Kate Culhane on successfully completing her MA dissertation in which she studied the ecological aftermath of large-scale disturbances. 

June 15, 2022

Results from a large-herbivore experiment show how climate change will alter survival outcomes for oak seedlings in California woodlands.

June 14, 2022

Congratulations Georgia Titcomb (lab grad student and now our postdoc) on accepting a new faculty position "assistant professor wildlife disease ecology" at Colorado State University.

January 14, 2022

New research out from a large study of faunal responses to megafires in California shows that bat communities were highly robust to fire. 

September 3, 2021

Congratulations to Maggie Klope who successfully completed her MA dissertation on the interacting effects of large wildlife loss and climate on plant functional traits. Maggie will be starting a PhD program here at UCSB working with Carla D'Antonio and  Lee Love-Anderregg.

September 3, 2021

Congratulations to Elizabeth Forbes who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on the effects of large wildlife loss on carbon cycles. Elizabeth will be beginning a prestigious NSF funded postdoctoral fellowship at Yale this fall working with Oz Schmitz.  We are so sad to lose her but excited to see where her career goes next.

August 16, 2021

Steph was the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF) to support her future research work with the Young Lab. The GRF provides three years of financial support in the form of tuition and stipend assistance to awardees. Steph is incredibly grateful to the NSF for this opportunity. She has an interest in human impacts to wildlife communities and vector-borne diseases.

August 14, 2021

Mike McFarlin is joining us from San Jose State University to collaborate on a DNA metabarcoding project with Drs. Georgia Titcomb and Hillary Young.