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Lilian Chou

MSC STUDENT

Education:

2019 – Present: M.S. Biology, California State University Los Angeles (CSULA)

2012 – 2016: B.S. Environmental Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

contact: lchou3 'at' calstatela.edu

Project Title: The functional value of native and exotic trees for wildlife in the LA urban forest

I am a new graduate student in the Wood lab. After three years gaining knowledge and experience in urban planning, shorebird monitoring, ecological restoration, and growing plants in a native plant nursery, I am continuing my passion for ornithology and ecology by learning about avian ecology and conservation at Cal State LA. My project will focus on better understanding the functional role of native and exotic trees in the LA urban forest as habitat for wildlife.

The Los Angeles urban forest is one of the most diverse in the world - with most species of exotic origin. Lilian’s project will investigate the functional value of both native and exotic trees as habitat for wildlife (primarily insects and feeding birds).

The Los Angeles urban forest is one of the most diverse in the world - with most species of exotic origin. Lilian’s project will investigate the functional value of both native and exotic trees as habitat for wildlife (primarily insects and feeding birds).