Recent Student Awards

We commend these Evolutionary Wing graduate students for their recent academic achievements.

Degree Accomplishments

Ph.D. Completion

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)Dissertation Title
2019 Nicole Naar Human Behavioral Ecology Borgerhoff Mulder, M. "Pescando la Pinata": Testing Cooperation Theory and Method in a Fishing Commons
2018 Peter Stamos Paleoanthropology Weaver, T.D.  On the Ontogeny of the Hominoid Distal Femoral Metaphysical Surface: Towards Reconstructing the Locomotor Behavior of the Dikika Child
2018 Gregory Burns Archaeology Eerkens, J. W. Evolution of Shell Bead Money in Central California: An Isotopic Approach

Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Erika Ebel Archaeology Darwent, C. M.
2019 Giulia Gallo Paleoanthropology Steele , T. E. & Zwyns, N.
2019 Bryna Hull Archaeology Eerkens, J.W.
2019 Corey Johnson Paleoanthropology Zwyns, N.
2019 Carter Loftus Primatology Crofoot, M. C.
2019 Meredith Lutz Primatology Caillaud, D.
2019 Sara Watson Paleoanthropology Steele , T. E. & Zwyns, N.
2019 Alexander Vining Primatology Crofoot, M. C.
2018 Neetha Iyer Primatology Caillaud, D.

Capstone Completion

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Chelsea Cataldo-Ramirez Paleoanthropology Weaver, T.D. 
2019 Jill Eubanks Archaeology Eerkens, J. W.
2018 Patricia McNeill Paleoanthropology Steele, T.E.

External Fellowship, Grants, and Awards

2019

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)Fellowship/Grant/Award

2019

Candice Ralston

Archaeology

Eerkens, J. W. 

NSF-DDIRG: "Investigating Postmarital Residence Practices in Central California using Isotopic Chemistry in Human Skeletal Tissues."

2019

Candice Ralston

Archaeology

Eerkens, J. W. 

Sacramento Archeological Society Scholarship

2019

Curtis Atkisson

Human Behavioral Ecology

Borgerhoff Mulder, M.

Complex Systems Society Young Researchers Bridge Grant

2019

Giulia Gallo

Paleoanthropology

Steele, T. E. & Zwyns, N.

Belgian American Educational Foundation grant

2019

Jill Eubanks

Archaeology

Eerkens, J. W. 

Sacramento Archeological Society Scholarship

2019

Naomi Martisius

Paleoanthropology

Steele, T. E.

Fulbright 

2019

Peiqi Zhang

Paleoanthropology

Zwyns, N. 

Leakey Foundation Baldwin Fellowship

Sacramento Archeological Society Scholarship

2019

Susan Lagle

Paleoanthropology

Steele, T. E.

Leakey Foundation Research Grant

Sacramento Archeological Society Scholarship

2018

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)Fellowship/Grant/Award

2018

Patricia McNeill

Paleoanthropology

Steele, T. E.

NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship (2018-21)

2018

Erika Ebel

Archaeology

Darwent, C. M.

Alaska Anthropological Association Student Travel Award

2018

Jason Miszaniec

Archaeology

Darwent, C. M.

North Pacific Research Board Graduate Student Research Award (2018-19)

2018

Neetha Iyer

Primatology

Caillaud, D.

Morris Animal Foundation Grant

2018

Nicole Naar

Human Behavioral Ecology

Borgerhoff Mulder, M.

EAS Student Award

2018

Sara Watson

Paleoanthropology

Steele, T. E.

NSF-Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) – Australia (2018-19)

Department and Campus Awards

Crook Research Award

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Nicole Naar Human Behavioral Ecology Borgerhoff Mulder, M.
2018 Curtis Atkisson Human Behavioral Ecology Borgerhoff Mulder, M.

Kautz Family Award

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Kirk Schmitz Archaeology Eerkens, J. W.
2019 Peiqi Zhang Paleoanthropology Zwyns, N.

Rodman-Mitani Award

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Grace Davis Primatology Crofoot, M. C.
2019 Neetha Iyer Primatology Caillaud, D.

Evolutionary Wing Summer Fellowship

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Dana Al-Hindi Population Genetics Henn, B. M.
2019 Meredith Carlson Paleoanthropology Zwyns, N.
2019 Sonya Crocker Paleoanthropology Zwyns, N.
2019 Erika Ebel Archaeology Darwent, C. M.
2019 Jill Eubanks Archaeology Eerkens, J. W. 
2019 Luis Flores Blanco Archaeology Haas, W. R.
2019 Edgar Huerta Archaeology Eerkens, J. W. 
2019 Patricia McNeill Paleoanthropology Steele, T. E.
2019 Jessica Morales Archaeology Eerkens, J. W. 
2019 Kirk Schmitz Archaeology Eerkens, J. W. 
2019 Peiqi Zhang Paleoanthropology Zwyns, N.

UC Davis Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Mayowa Adegboyega Paleoanthropology Weaver, T. D.
2019 Grace Davis Primatology Crofoot, M. C.

UC Davis Graduate Studies Travel Award

YearStudent NameArea of SpecializationAdvisor(s)
2019 Jason Miszaniec Archaeology Darwent, C. M.

Publications

  • Davis, G. H., Crofoot, M. C., & Farine, D. R. (2018). Estimating the robustness and uncertainty of animal social networks using different observational methods. Animal Behaviour, 141, 29-44. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.04.012
  • Blanco, L. F. (2018). Lugares, monumentos, ancestros: Arqueologías de paisajes andinos y lejanos (Places, monuments, and ancestors: archaeologies of Andean landscapes of the distant past). Lima, Perú: Avqi Ediciones. 
  • Smith, K. N., Vellanoweth, R. L., Sholts, S. B., & Wärmländer, S. K. (2018). Residue analysis, use-wear patterns, and replicative studies indicate that sandstone tools were used as reamers when producing shell fishhooks on San Nicolas Island, California. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 20, 502-505. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.05.011
  • Zhang, X. L., B. B. Ha, S. J. Wang, Z. J. Chen, J. Y. Ge, H. Long, W. He, W. Da, X. M. Nian, M. J. Yi, X. Y. Zhou, P. Q. Zhang, Y. S. Jin, O. Bar-Yosef, J. W. Olsen, and X. Gao. (2018). The earliest human occupation of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau 40 thousand to 30 thousand years ago. Science, 362(6418), 1049-1051. doi:10.1126/science.aat8824
  • Zwyns, N., Paine, C. H., Tsedendorj, B., Talamo, S., Fitzsimmons, K. E., Gantumur, A., Guunii, L., Davakhuu, O. Flas, D., Dogandžić, T., Doerschner, N., Welker, F., Gilliam, J. C., Bakhtiary, R. S., Allshouse, A. F., Smith, K. N., Khatsenovich, A. M., Rybin, E. P., Byambaa, G., Hublin, J.-J. (2019). The Northern Route for Human dispersal in Central and Northeast Asia: New evidence from the site of Tolbor-16, Mongolia. Scientific Reports9(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-47972-1

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