Many SDSU Biology graduate students have, or are currently conducting, specimen-based research. Our students advance the study of regional binational ecosystems and their organisms, through excellence in data-driven research and analysis of evolutionary processes from the molecular to continental scales.

Current Museum Graduate Student Projects

Danielle Parsons, Floristics of Palomar College Native and Naturalized Plants. Danielle will be documenting the native and naturalized plants of properties east of Palomar College, with both iNaturalist observations and herbarium voucher specimens. See Palomar College Native & Naturalized Plants.

Tobias Hays, Exploring a possible Ring of Species in California Trapdoor Spiders. Toby has spent time in the field in California collecting voucher specimens for morphological and molecular study, and is conducting biogeographic analyses to understand patterns of spatial diversification in California.