Gary Bucciarelli

Stunt Ranch Director of Research Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science

300 La Kretz Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

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2015, Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles
2002, BA Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH


I am broadly interested in stream ecology, conservation genetics, the evolution of chemical defenses, and ecological processes occurring at the urban-wildlife interface. I work in Costa Rica to study the affects of ultraviolet radiation on poison-dart frog behavior. My current research is investigating variation in tetrodotoxin levels in California newts, Taricha torosa, throughout the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles, CA.

My research is supported in part by a grant from the UCLA La Kretz Center for Conservation Science. Download my grant proposal and six month project report by following the links below:

The effect of invasive crayfish on tetrodotoxin levels in California newts within and between watersheds throughout the Santa Monica Mountains: Project Proposal / Progress Report