Biological Sciences

Student Achievements

Congratulations to our Chico State Biology Graduate and Undergrad Students on their amazing achievements!

Candice Sawyer presented a research poster, Brood Parasitism in Anas platyrhynchos in agricultural nesting sites, at The Wildlife Society-Western Section Annual Meeting, Reno, NV (with Raymond J. Bogiatto, David M. Keller, and Donald G. Miller), 2017.

Irene Lona presented a research poster, Landing rate of the walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, on two western North American walnut species, Juglans californica and J. major at The Wildlife Society-Western Section Annual Meeting, Reno, NV (with Donald G. Miller, Colleen Hatfield, Richard C. Rosecrance, and Steven J. Seybold), 2017.

Badri Ghimire presented a research poster, Does deer browsing affect Tamalia galling aphid populations on manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.) host plants? The Wildlife Society-Western Section Annual Meeting, Reno, NV (with Donald G. Miller), 2017.

Dylan Stompe

Dylan Stompe was awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the Northern California Water Association that funds his thesis work “Sacramento River predation rates among native and non-native predatory species"

Nick Balfour

Nick Balfour was awarded a $2,500 scholarship to attend a 5-week summer program at Friday Harbor Laboratories that provides rigorous training in fish swimming physiology and kinematics.

Linda Drobatz

Linda Drobatz (right) received a $1,250 COAST grant (Council on Ocean Affairs Science and Technology) to fund the research she is doing Dr. Amanda Banet's lab.