Abigail Alfonso

I received my B.Sc. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation with a specialization in Wildlife Health in the winter of 2016. Having grown up in the heavily urbanized Bay Area, I am interested in the effects of anthropogenic factors on wildlife populations of the San Francisco Bay Estuary and the Central Valley. Before landing in the Hobbs Lab, I have assisted in a number of diverse wildlife projects from studying sensory responses of marine fish associated with plastic debris ingestion to population management of wood ducks via behavioral assays.
I have worked on our Longfin Smelt Otolith Project, sanding and imaging otoliths in preparation for strontium isotope analysis. I am also involved in our fieldwork, sampling through the year in Napa, Sonoma, and Petaluma Tributaries. My current work at the Hobbs Lab consists of larval fish and mysid identification, as well as data management of our Smelt Larval Surveys, 20mm Surveys, and Mysid Tows.

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