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Allison Alvarado

Senior Research FellowDepartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Center for Tropical Research

phone: (310) 267-4460

email: mariposa@ucla.edu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Los Angeles

621 Charles E. Young Drive South, Box 951606
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606

Center for Tropical Research
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
University of California, Los Angeles

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Box 951496
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496 USA

(310) 206-4712 phone
(310) 825-5446 fax

www.ioe.ucla.edu/ctr

Education

  • Ph.D. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. UCLA. Spring 2011
  • B.A. Biology. Reed College. Portland, OR. Spring 1998

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships

  • Lida Scott Brown Fellowship, Research Grant, and Conference Travel Award, UCLA, 2007.
  • Lida Scott Brown Fellowship and Research Grant, UCLA. 2006.
  • Alexander Wetmore Award, American Ornithologists’ Union. Summer 2005
  • Explorer’s Club Research Grant, Explorer’s Club. Summer 2005
  • Southern California Golf Classic Scholar, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Spring 2005.
  • Ralph W. Schreiber Ornithology Research Grant, LA Audubon. Summer 2004.
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation. Awarded: Spring 2004.
  • Southern California Golf Classic Scholar, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Spring 2004.
  • Latin American Center Research Grant, UCLA. Summer 2003.
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation. Awarded: Spring 2003.
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship, UCLA. Awarded: Spring 2003.
  • Eugene Cota-Robles Graduate Fellowship, UCLA.  Fall 2002.
  • Commendation for Academic Excellence, Reed College.  1997-1998.
  • Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Summer 1998.
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship, National Science Foundation.  Summer 1997.

Selected Publications

Karubian, J. and A. Alvarado. 2001. Testing the function of petal-carrying in the Red-backed Fairy-wren, Malurus meelanocephalus. EMU 103: 87-92.

Alvarado, A. 1998. The effects of environmental variation and maternal investment on amphibian growth and development. Reed College, Portland, OR. Biology Department Senior Thesis.

Alvarado, A. 1997. Reproductive resource allocation in Delphinium nelsonii. Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, CO.



Center for Tropical Research | UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300 | 619 Charles E. Young Dr. East | Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

The Center for Tropical Research, located on the third floor of La Kretz Hall, is part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. For general inquiries, contact Christa Gomez, CTR Office Manager, at 310-206-6234, or by email at cgomez@lifesci.ucla.edu. Visitors are always welcome.

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