Reece Lab

Evolutionary Genetics and Conservation Biology

Lab Members & Research

Head Honcho

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Dr. Joshua Reece

(joshua_reece@csufresno.edu)

Formally: I am an evolutionary biologist who also works in conservation biology. Students in my lab work on a wide range of projects, but they typically work on either molecular phylogenetics, comparative phylogenetic methods, or conservation planning in the context of climate change.

Informally: I love natural history, field work, and working with students. My hobbies currently include surviving fatherhood.

 

 

Graduate Students

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Rachel Morrow

(cherryblossom94@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I am a first-year graduate student here at Fresno State! I am studying Western Pond Turtles and using genetics to identify species and assist zoos with captive breeding programs.

 

 

 

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Shelby Moshier

(spmoshier@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I am a first-year graduate student interested in studying phylogenetics, conservation biology, and geographic information systems. I am studying how dredging impacts the biodiversity of coastal ecosystems in Morro Bay.

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

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Rob Seward

(seward@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I’m a biology major interested in marine biology. In the lab, I am working on analyzing bat acoustic data from Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. I am also studying how coastal dredging impacts the biodiversity of Morro Bay. I also love organic chemistry!

 

 

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Chrisionna Graves

(chrisionna@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I’m an undergraduate biology major! In the lab, I am researching patterns of bat biodiversity on the CSU Fresno campus and in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks using bat acoustic data. In the future, I plan to attend medical school. I also love beans!

 

 

 

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Hailey Long

(hailsddg@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I’m an undergraduate biology major interested in marine biology and learning about animals. In the lab, I am working on analyzing acoustic recordings of bats collected from Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks. After college, I would like to pursue a career in marine animal rehabilitation.

 

 

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Mahek Bhatti

(mahek@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I’m a first-year undergraduate student majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. I’m interested in molecular biology research! In the lab, I am working with Rachel to research western pond turtle genetics to identify species and help zoos develop captive breeding programs.

 

 

 

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Natalie Yorba

(nyorba15@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I’m a senior biology major and interested in the bat monitoring and Morro Bay projects in the lab. I enjoy hiking and love all different types of animals. In the future, I plan to look into veterinary school or PhD programs.

 

 

 

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Amber Hayter

(amberh8r@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I am a senior biology major interested in environmental conservation. In the lab, I am working on analyzing bat acoustic data from Yosemite National Park to determine where and why certain species are more prominent. I love art, photography, and the outdoors. In the future, I hope to have a career working with endangered animal species.

 

 

 

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Rob Jeffers

(rjeff1@mail.fresnostate.edu)

I’m an undergraduate earth and environmental sciences major. In the lab, I am working on analyzing the spatial complexity of sites on the CSU Fresno campus where we are planning to install batboxes.

 

 

 

Past Labbies

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Chris Jorgensen

Chris graduated from CSU Fresno with his Master’s degree in biology in Spring 2018! His background and interests involved studying the population genetics of mammals, and using phylogenetics to predict how future land use change will affect species of special concern in the next century.