Kimberly Luke

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I graduated from UC Davis in 2020 with a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, Conservation Biology, focusing on freshwater fish and ecology. I worked as a student assistant at CWS in the Durand Lab during my undergrad and transitioned to the role of Junior Specialist in Fall 2020. 

As a Junior Specialist, I work on zooplankton analysis in the North Delta. I'm processing archived samples to study trends in zooplankton over the past decade. I'm interested in how communities change in response to extreme climate events such as drought and high flow years. I also head the Carp-Dependent Ecosystem Urgent Mangagement (Carp-DEUM) Project on campus. I'm researching the relationship between carp and algal blooms in the UC Davis Aroboretum. 

Positions and Roles: 
Research Staff
Technical Staff
Research Interests: 
Food Webs
Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater and Estuarine Fishes
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