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'Plan Bee': Biology Student Explores the Role of Native Bees in Crop Pollination

What role do native bees play in local crop pollination? And should local farmers establish better habitats to support them? These are some of the questions that biology graduate student John Mola is hoping to answer as part of a multi-year research project examining the role of native bees versus honeybees on Humboldt County farms.

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Biology Student Nets Statewide Fellowship for Sea Level Study

From decreased public access to the loss of natural resources, it’s well known that rising sea levels negatively affect coastal parks. But is there anything that California policy makers can do about it? Biology graduate student Bethany Baibak recently received a California Sea Grant Fellowship to help answer that question.

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Sociology Student Wins National Sustainability Award

Sociology student Rachelle Irby received a Sustainability Leadership Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the national organization that advances sustainability in higher education.

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Researching the Social Behavior of Steller’s Jays

For the past several years, a group of undergraduate and graduate students has been meticulously banding, tracking and studying the social behavior of the smart but notoriously vocal Steller’s Jay under wildlife professor Jeffrey Black.

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