Student News

Updates from Graduate Student Affiliates of the Center for Population Biology

Participants of Proutfest 2016
Participants of Proutfest 2016



Science Communication Resources

April 06, 2018

Below is a list of science communication resources both on and off campus. This is not an exhaustive list and if you have more to add please email For tips on how to communicate science effectively, check out this blog post by Easton and me.

Resources for Teaching Ecology and Evolution

November 05, 2017
In this post, I will point to several teaching resources specific to ecology and evolution. However, principles from teaching in STEM more generally also apply. Therefore, I provide general teaching resources. Most of these resources are focused on teaching at the high school or undergraduate level. Lastly, I provide teaching resources that are specific to UC Davis. This page will be updated periodically.

Student News: Science and rafting in the Grand Canyon

April 17, 2017

The Grand Canyon needs little introduction. The national park is visited by over 5 million people each year from all around the world. The Grand Canyon is as deep and wide as it is unique. People have marveled at the unique geology of the Grand Canyon for centuries. The fascination for the canyon let to its designation as a National Park in 1919. Our trip to the canyon certainly did not disappoint.

Student News: Pixar Storytelling for Science Communication Workshop

March 29, 2017

A van of Population Biology students traveled to UC Berkeley March 20th 2017 for a science communication workshop “Story Strategies for Science Communication: Tips from Pixar” hosted by the University of California Museum of Paleontology and Berkeley graduate student Sara Elshafie.

Student News: Proutfest 2016

March 29, 2017

December 3rd, 2016 marked the 4th Annual PBGG/CPB student research symposium (better known as “Proutfest”), where Population Biology students and student affiliates put on a day of research talks for themselves, by themselves. It's a high-fun, low-stakes opportunity to hear and share all the exciting science people in the program are involved in, and to practice giving short snapshots of our research.