Flyway Nights is a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, current research topics in conservation,
and natural history of Northern California wildlife.
Talks are scheduled on the first Thursday of the month from November through April, 7 p.m.
2017-18 Flyway Nights
Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Kulakow-Julian Graduate Student Fellowship Recipients –
Rebekah Bergkoetter, Sarah Stinson and Myfanway Johnston
Please join us on December 7 as the initial three recipients of the Kukakow-Julian Graduate Student Fellowship discuss their research projects.
Rebekah Bergkoetter earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Southern Oregon University and is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Biology at Sacramento State University. Her research, The Daphnia Defense: Behavior and pigmentation of vernal pool Daphnia in relation to Ultra-Violet Radiation, looks at how a vernal pool fauna respond to solar radiation.
Sarah Stinson is a Ph.D. student in the Ecology graduate group at the University of California at Davis, co-advised by Drs. Richard Connon and Sharon Lawler. Her research examines pesticide toxicity in aquatic invertebrate communities using genomic tools, such as environmental DNA biomonitoring.
Myfanway Johnston completed her Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis (Wildlife, Fish and conservation Biology) in June 2017. Migration Behavior of Native Fishes in a Modified Floodplain was the topic of her thesis. Myfanway’s work focused on the evaluation of the fish passage at the Lisbon Weir.
Learn more about the Fellowship and Rebekah’s, Sarah’s, and Myfanway’s research in the Winter Yolo Flyway newsletter.
Thursday, January 4, 7 p.m.
Mike Davis, co-author of “Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America“
Thursday, February 1, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Brian Heiland, CA Department of Water Resources
The Delta Tunnels
Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m.
The Yolo Basin Foundation offers Flyway Nights the first Thursday of the month from November to April. The talks are held at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters at 45211 Chiles Road. A $5 donation to support the Foundation’s wetland education programs is suggested. Yolo Basin Foundation members are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis: capacity 70 guests. For more information call Yolo Basin Foundation at (530) 757-3780.