• Addressing Climate Induced Displacement from the Northern Triangle

    Addressing climate displacement from the Northern Triangle

    Camila Bustos is part of an expert group calling for policy changes to protect Central Americans fleeing devastating climate change impacts.

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  • Scientists need to become better communicators...

    Scientists need to become better communicators...

    ... but it’s hard to measure whether training works. Margaret Rubega co-authored a study with surprising results on science communications training. 

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  • Saving the Super Bloom: Why California’s Wildflowers Are Under Siege

    Saving the Super Bloom: Why California’s wildflowers are under siege

    Jensen, Fraga and Jesus were featured in Vogue for their work to understand and protect California's native wildflowers. 

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Cell Mentor's Community of Scholars is a group of Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race (PEER) composed of postdoctoral fellows, early-stage investigators, instructors, and consultants with a common passion to advance scientific discovery while innovating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. They recently released a list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America on which two Switzer Fellows appear: Ayana Johnson and Regan Patterson.

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Fellows in the News

May 10, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Erika Zavaleta, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz and a Switzer Fellow, to the California Fish and Game Commission.Read more >
May 4, 2021
Asa Bradman contributed to a new report that examines the relationship between synthetic food dye — found in everything from juice to cupcakes — and child behavior.Read more >
May 4, 2021
Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new report says if you don’t want to disturb wildlife, you need to keep waaaaaaay back.Read more >
Apr 29, 2021
Switzer Fellow Nick Jensen, quoted in this press release, is Conservation Program Director for the California Native Plant Society, one of the plaintiffs in this ruling.Read more >

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