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Bird Friendly Coffee Show with Student Lightning Talks

April 24, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1. Eryn Howington  

J.D. Candidate, Howard University School of Law, Washington DC

Presentation Title: Striving for Environmental Justice for Communities of the Patuxent River. 

Description: Students at the Howard University School of Law Environmental Justice Center drafted a civil rights complaint to EPA to address the disproportionate allocation of federal watershed rehabilitation funding under the Clean Water Act to minority communities living along the Patuxent River. 

2. Taryn Bromser-Kloeden 

Department of Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University, Washington DC

Presentation Title: International and Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Nomadic Herders' Adaptations to Climate Change in Northern Mongolia.

Description:  Mongolia has undergone immense ecological, social, and economic change over the past few decades. This talk will outline the narratives of changes and challenges faced by local herders, focused on promising examples of adaptation, optimism, and community collaboration.

3. Alexis Alcala 

Chemistry Undergraduate Program, California State University Channel Islands

Presentation Title: Non-invasive monitoring of the endangered San Joaquin Valley kit fox (Vulpes Macrotis Mutica). 

Description: Non-invasive genetic techniques were used to study the population genetics of the San Joaquin Valley kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) on the Topaz Solar Farm over the course of ten years

4. Diana Portugal 

Biology Undergraduate Program, Santa Barbara City College

Presentation Title: Animal Mediated Seed Dispersal in Post Wildfire Oak Chaparral.

Description: This presentation covers the overview of research conducted on Santa Cruz Island following the 2018 wildfire that was performed to evaluate how effective it would be to use a native seed disperser to reforest the area naturally.

5. Natali Chavez 

Pharmaceutical Science graduate student & President of the CNSU SACNAS National Chapter

Presentation Title: Conservation Genetics of the Southern River Otters & American Minks

Speakers

Alexis Alcala

Alexis Alcala

California State University Channel Islands

Natali Chavez

Natali Chavez

California Northstate University

Ashley Cheung

Ashley Cheung

Member, Eco Teen Action Network

Eryn Howington

Eryn Howington

J.D. Candidate, Howard University School of Law, Washington DC

Krithika Layagala

Krithika Layagala

Member, Eco Teen Action Network

Kayla Peale

Kayla Peale

Member, Eco Teen Action Network

Diana Portugal

Diana Portugal

University of California Santa Barbara and Smithsonian Institution Scholar

Sydney Rico

Sydney Rico

Member, Eco Teen Action Network

Marieka Staheli

Marieka Staheli

Member, Eco Teen Action Network

Alexandra Trapanese

Alexandra Trapanese

Member, Eco Teen Action Network

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