• Bree Putman, PhD

    Principal Investigator

    I am a new assistant professor in the Biology Department at California State University, San Bernardino. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology from the Joint-Doctoral Program at UC Davis and San Diego State University. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish from Cal Poly State University San Luis Obipso. I am fascinated by the natural world and have devoted my life toward understanding animals and conserving their habitats. ‚ÄčI am also a strong supporter of scientific education for all people, regardless of background.

Undergraduate Students

Emily Urquidi

Research: Quantifying southern Pacific rattlesnake hunting behavior through citizen science

Nina Fresco

Research: Signaling in an urbanized world: a study on ventral patch size and symmetry in the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

Elie Ashkar

Research: Use of coverboards to estimate herpetofauna populations across a gradient of human impacts (urbanization and fragmentation)

Sarah Vasquez

Research: Effects of urbanization on the skin microbiome of Sceloporus occidentalis 

Previous Student Mentees

  • Janelle Talavera (CSU Northridge)

  • Michael-Luca Natt (SUNY Binghamton University)

  • Andrea Fondren (Iowa State University)

  • Austin Carriere (University of Oklahoma)

  • Kylee Azure (Aaniiih Nakoda College)

  • Sattie Whitefoot (Salish Kootenai College)

  • Keitty Calderon-Chalco (UCLA)

  • Maria Gasca (UCLA)

  • Lauren Kong (Mills College)

  • Jennifer Schefski (SDSU)

  • Rey Ayon (SDSU)