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Natalie Stauffer


I graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a degree in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution and a minor in Geography/Environmental Studies. After graduation I worked with Sequoia ForestKeeper, which is a non-profit that aims to ensure protection and sustainable and scientifically sound management of natural resources in Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Monument.  From 2008 to 2012, I worked as an aquatic ecologist with an environmental consulting firm that specializes in research and reporting on water issues in Northern California. My work as an aquatic ecologist allowed me to understand on many levels the importance and intricacies of aquatic ecosystems, and educated me on some of the many questions we need answered if we are to manage this essential natural resource efficiently while protecting the many species that rely on it. My work inspired me to seek answers to some of these questions, which I will attempt to do with my graduate research.


Doctoral Research
At UC Berkeley, I plan on using barcoding in bioassesment application. Specifically, I am interested in applied research that utilizes barcoding to look at how aquatic insects are affected by water pollution in an effort to determine the effects of different types of water pollution to aquatic ecosystems, and thus be better educated on how to best protect them. Ideally, I hope to save the world, one stream at a time.

Contact Information
Natalie Stauffer
Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
University of California, Berkeley
137 Mulford Hall #3114 (Resh Lab)
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510.642.5913
Fax: 510.642.7428