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Noriko Smallwood

Msc Student

Education:

2019 – Present: M.S. Environmental Science, California State University Los Angeles

2015 – 2018: B.S. Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences, Washington State University

contact: nsmallw 'at' calstatela.edu

Project Title: Biodiversity in residential yards: influence of native plant landscaping

I am a new graduate student in the Wood lab studying urban ecology and conservation biology. I plan on researching how native landscaped residential yards affect biodiversity, particularly birds and insects. I hope that my research helps promote yard conversions for habitat conservation as well as public awareness and appreciation of wildlife.

A Monarch Butterfly ( Danaus plexippus ) visiting a Narrow Leaf Milkweed ( Asclepias fascicularis ) in a residential yard in Los Angeles. Noriko’s project will shed light on the value of residential yards for urban biodiversity.

A Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) visiting a Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) in a residential yard in Los Angeles. Noriko’s project will shed light on the value of residential yards for urban biodiversity.