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Peter Larramendy

MSc student

Education:

2018 – Present: M.S. Environmental Sciences Biology, California State University Los Angeles

2007 – 2011: B.A. Environmental Sciences Ecology, Prescott College

contact: plarram 'at' calstatela.edu

Project Title: The effects of land-cover and climate change on avian communities in coastal California

I am a graduate student analyzing the effects of land-cover change and climate change on birds over an 18-year period in coastal California. I am analyzing and comparing two datasets, one from the California Channel Islands, and the other from the Breeding Bird Survey. I use a variety of analytical techniques to model the relationships between land-cover and climate change to avian abundance. My research is intended to further our understanding of global change on biodiversity in coastal California.  

An Island Fox  ( Urocyon littoralis )  roaming Santa Cruz Island. Island Fox are an example of the unique and exceptional biodiversity of the Channel Islands. Peter’s project will add information to aid in the conservation of the islands (and mainland coastal zones).

An Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) roaming Santa Cruz Island. Island Fox are an example of the unique and exceptional biodiversity of the Channel Islands. Peter’s project will add information to aid in the conservation of the islands (and mainland coastal zones).