December 3rd, 2016 marked the 4th Annual PBGG/CPB student research symposium (better known as “Proutfest”), where Population Biology students and student affiliates put on a day of research talks for themselves, by themselves. It's a high-fun, low-stakes opportunity to hear and share all the exciting science people in the program are involved in, and to practice giving short snapshots of our research. We heard about a wonderful slice of the range of population biology research, including (but not limited to): speciation in tiny, but spectacular, native California jewelflowers, trials and tribulations of conquering land in crabs, and models of climate tracking for iconic California oaks. Stay tuned for updates on population biology student research next year!
By: Anna O’Brien