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Chris Evelyn

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:22 -- seltmann@ccber....
Title: 
Research Affiliate
E-Mail: 
christopher_evelyn@ucsb.edu
About: 
Chris Evelyn is a herpetologist with an interest in the evolution of diversity in amphibians and reptiles. His research to date has focused on speciation, morphological evolution, and ecological patterns across spatial scales from microhabitat to biogeography. Chris is also passionate about outdoor education and conservation from his time teaching environmental education on Santa Catalina Island to current cooperative projects with state and federal agencies. Chris spent 2018 in Mexico studying parapatric speciation in the salamanders of Oaxaca as a UC Mexus Postdoctoral Fellow.

Zach Brown

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:28 -- seltmann@ccber....
Title: 
Research Affiliate & Collection Assistant
Phone: 
(805) 893-2401
About: 
Zach Brown initially began volunteering at CCBER in the summer of 2018. Zach began his work pinning and sorting North Campus Open Space (NCOS) arthropods. He now works on curating, imaging, and data-basing the UCSB Invertebrate Zoology Collection. Zach also has an independent project identifying ants (Hymenoptera:Formicidae) from historical student collections. Zach's interests lie in Entomology and Plant Ecology.

Elaine Tan

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:29 -- seltmann@ccber....
Title: 
Research Affiliate & Collection Assistant
E-Mail: 
elntan.u@gmail.com
Phone: 
(805) 893-4050
About: 
Elaine has volunteered and worked at CCBER since her first year as an undergraduate at UCSB in 2014, starting out on the restoration side of things and moving over to the media, monitoring, and collections side. She has graduated and now works on curating, imaging, and databasing the UCSB Invertebrate Zoology Collection at CCBER. She is also assisting in sorting and identifying Formicidae (ant) and Apoidea (bee) specimens, and helping out with monitoring efforts. Her interests lie in natural history illustration and birding around Santa Barbara.

Gregory A. Wahlert

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:31 -- seltmann@ccber....
Title: 
Shirley Tucker Curator of Biodiversity Collections and Botanical Research
E-Mail: 
wahlert@ccber.ucsb.edu
Phone: 
(805)-893-2401
About: 
Greg is the collection manager for the UCSB Natural History Collections at CCBER. Research pursuits: Flora of California; Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae); Violaceae; Malvaceae; Flora of Madagascar

Carina Motta

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:02 -- seltmann@ccber....
Title: 
Undergraduate Research Assistant
E-Mail: 
carina_motta@umail.ucsb.edu
Phone: 
(805) 893-4050
About: 
Carina is currently working on the Suaeda project where she is investigating several putative species from Baja California proposed by Wayne Ferren. While not doing homework or working at CCBER, Carina spends her time birding, reading, tending to her garden, and hanging out with her cat. Carina is interested in community ecology and plant-animal interactions, especially those that include birds. She plans on pursuing a PhD after graduating from UCSB.

Rachel Behm

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:41 -- Ryan Clark
Title: 
Graduate Research Assistant
E-Mail: 
behmrachel@yahoo.com
Phone: 
(805) 893-2401
About: 
Rachel is a recent graduate of UCSB and she is interested in Diptera systematics. She identifies arthropods from the North Campus Open Space project as well as teaches others how to identify arthropods using custom-made field guides. She also is in the process if recurating, imaging and databasing the UCSB Invertebrate Zoology collection.

Katja Seltmann

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 14:32 -- Jan Myers
Title: 
Katherine Esau Director, Curator
E-Mail: 
seltmann@ccber.ucsb.edu
Phone: 
(805) 893-2401
About: 
As Director of the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER), I direct our three main research and programmatic areas — collections management, education, and restoration. The integration of these activities support the overall campus mission and provide unique opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community members to explore, learn, and be inspired by our collections and campus natural areas. CCBER promotes the teaching of diverse undergraduate and graduate courses in EEMB, Environmental Studies, and Geology. It also supports faculty, staff, and student research interests by providing field, collection and lab-based resources. CCBER houses regionally focused collections of insects, terrestrial plants, algae, and vertebrates, as well as an extensive plant anatomy collection. The Center satisfies the University's obligation to provide stewardship of campus lands, rich in biodiversity. Through the ecological restoration program, the Center encourages land restoration on and near campus. The Kids in Nature outreach program fulfills K-12 educational goals, while staff and faculty curators provide scientific information and advice to private entities. My own research agenda is in the field of biodiversity informatics, or data science research of digitized natural history collection records, entomology (particularly Hymenoptera), and media arts.
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