Freshwater fish ecology and conservation

Mentors & Lab: Morgan Abbott (Junior Specialist) and Eric Palkovacs (PI)Freshwater and Coastal Ecology Lab

Positions: 1

Tentative dates: June 20-Aug 26

Project Location: Coastal Science Campus with day trips to streams and estuaries from Big Sur to SF

Project Background: Intern will assist with long-term studies of native fishes of the Central California Coast. Projects focus on understanding the ecological responses of native fishes to climate change, wildfire, and other disturbances.

Intern duties: Intern will assist with field sampling, collection of data in the laboratory, data entry, and analysis.

Intern qualifications: Intern should have some experience with field work and lab work. Experience working in streams and estuaries preferred. Training in the specific details of the projects will be provided.

Do you recommend the intern(s) volunteer in your lab during Spring quarter?
If possible.

UC Santa Cruz Land Acknowledgement

The land from which we base our work is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.