Janel Ancayan is a second year environmental studies student. She is currently involved in an experiment testing the survivability of invasive bagrada bugs.
Harrison is a second year Environmental Studies major who enjoys reading, taking pictures, and cooking vegan food. In the lab she collects data for projects related to tamarisk biocontrol.
Kirsten Cook is a 2nd year Environmental Studies major volunteering in the RIVRLab. She loves working and playing outdoors: everything from backpacking to nature photography to ethnobotany!
Carly is an undergraduate studying Environmental Studies at UCSB. She enjoy sports, hiking, traveling, backpacking, and pretty much anything that involves the outdoors. Carly assists Randy Long, a graduate student, in his research on a non-native Tamarix spp. by performing sugar extractions and gathering data on the plant stress responses in different conditions.
Tara is a senior in Aquatic Biology at UCSB, transferring last year from Sierra College in Northern California. She has a passion for rivers and streams and is aiming for a PhD in water resources after finishing at UCSB. She enjoys using her free time to do biological research or go backpacking. Tara is working on insect bio-control projects at the RIVR lab.
As an environmental studies major and education minor, Tracey is assisting in the research of Tamarix physiology and responses to varying stress conditions.
Marie is a third year Environmental Studies student currently assisting graduate student Shelley Bennett with her research with a newly invasive ambrosia beetle. She loves dogs, drawing, hiking, scuba diving, and traveling.
Skylar is a third year CCS Biology major studying insect biodiversity. He enjoys painting, cooking, and asking permission to pet strangers' dogs.
Michael is a senior Aquatic Biology major interested in biogeochemical cycles, hydrology, and sustainable use of water resources. He is working in the RIVR Lab assisting Randy Long in his study of the drought/salt tolerances of Tamarix sp. across geographical areas.