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Mariana Puche

BSc student

Education:

2017 – Present: B.S. Natural Sciences, California State University Los Angeles

2010– 2013: A.A. Biology, A.A. Liberal Arts: Natural Sciences, Los Angeles Southwest College

contact: mpuche2 'at' calstatela.edu

I am an undergraduate student working on various projects in the Wood lab. Currently, my field time is devoted to assisting the ‘urban parks’ project. My interests are in learning more about ecology in urban ecosystems, and learning various field techniques to address conservation-related questions.

A wintering Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) in an urban park in LA. Parks are designed as places for recreation and community gatherings. Parks also serve a vital role in providing habitat for wildlife in the urban core. The ‘parks project’ (led by graduate student, Amy Vasquez) is working to understand what features of parks attract wildlife - and in turn, how parks can be designed to benefit both biodiversity and people.

A wintering Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) in an urban park in LA. Parks are designed as places for recreation and community gatherings. Parks also serve a vital role in providing habitat for wildlife in the urban core. The ‘parks project’ (led by graduate student, Amy Vasquez) is working to understand what features of parks attract wildlife - and in turn, how parks can be designed to benefit both biodiversity and people.