Hernandez, Rebecca

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Associate Professor of Ecology and Earth System Science and Associate Earth System Scientist in the AES
Email: rrhernandez@ucdavis.edu
Office: 3142 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building
Phone: 530-752-5471
Fax: 530-752-1552
Personal Professional Website: http://aridlab.org

Interests:
Dr. Rebecca R. Hernandez is an interdisciplinary ecologist in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Wild Energy Initiative at the John Muir Institute of the Environment. Her research focuses on two related themes: 1) global environmental change in aridland ecosystems (Aridlab.org), and 2) ecological aspects of energy development (WildEnergy.org). Dr. Hernandez's methodologies include ecological field work, the use and development of environmental sensors and technologies, and computational and data-intensive analyses. She is a first-generation college graduate, proud graduate of the California community college system, and a first-generation Mexican-American.

Degrees:
A.S. Biology, Geography - Saddleback Valley Community College
B.A. Geography, Emphasis: Geographic Technologies, - University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. Biological Science - California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D. Environmental Earth System Science - Stanford University

Graduate Group Membership:
Energy Graduate Group
Geography Graduate Group
Graduate Group in Ecology
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group