I am a third year doctoral student in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC-Santa Cruz. I am working with Drs. Don Croll and Bernie Tershy in the Coastal Conservation Action Lab. I hope you enjoy a quick introduction to what I have accomplished and aim to achieve. Sincerely, Diana M. Ruiz
February, 2014, REBELS WITH A CAUSE film screening and reception to benefit ACR a local success!
September, 2013, Return to California after 3 months in Madagascar, including 2 months of humpback whale research with CétaMada!
June, 2013, Honored to join the Board of Directors for Audubon Canyon Ranch!
April, 2013, Poster presentation on fission events in spotted hyenas at the Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Mills College
March 2013, Confirmed to join the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC-Santa Cruz with support from the Cota-Robles Fellowship!
November, 2012, Directed Research for spring 2013 confirmed! This exciting project will allow me to apply my GIS skills to analyzing an extensive dataset on fission events in spotted hyenas.
October 30th, 2012, Chlorella Growth Factor Research, All set up and fine tuning our Chlorella growth.
October 13th, 2012, Attended the Wildlife Society Annual Conference and Bat White-nose Syndrome: Pathology, Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Management workshop.
October, 2012, Chimpanzee Play Areas paper submitted to American Journal of Physical Anthropology!
July 16th-21st 2012, Attended the Society for Conservation Biology North America Congress Meeting and training courses in Working with ModelBuilder for ArcGIS and Best Practices in Species Distribution Modeling in Conservation.