UCSD Ecology, Behavior & Evolution SEEDS Chapter » La Jolla, California
The Ecology, Behavior & Evolution Club at UCSD seeks to provide students with research opportunities, internship guidance, and information regarding careers in ecology, behavior & evolution (EBE). The group also serves as a social nexus for students with EBE interests, and provides an organizational structure to promote volunteer activities. Interested undergraduates of any major are welcome to come to the monthly meetings to learn about local ecological projects.
We are thrilled to announce the SEEDS Chapter at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) as one of our newest additions to SEEDS!
Plans for 2009-2010
Over the next two quarters we are organizing a seminar series titled “Careers in Ecology,” to give students insight into non- academic career opportunities for students receiving an EBE undergraduate degree. Speakers from local government, non-profit and consulting groups have been invited to speak and share pizza with students afterwards. In June, the EBE Club will host an Undergraduate Research Poster Session to highlight student independent research in ecology and evolution over the 2009-2010 academic year. Members of our group are participating in The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, which is designed to bring a human face to the environmental movement and actions being taken for preservation and research in our communities. Finally, members of the EBE Club have been participating in local research and volunteer opportunities. For instance, on Febrary 7th 2009, 45 students and community members participated in an invasive species removal day at the UC Scripps Coastal reserve, removing crystalline iceplant from sensitive coastal sage scrub habitat. As the group continues to grow, we plan to seek funding for field trips and educational outreach activities with local K-12 magnet schools.
Activities of 2007-2008
- New chapter as of March 2009
- Elsa Cleland