Katia Goldberg is a fourth-year Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology Major at UC Davis. She has spent a couple of months in Southern Africa pursuing her passion for wildlife in the Savanah.
Through the Karp Lab, Katia was able to work on Passerine birds and her fieldwork has changed her life! Working with Katie Lauck studying climate change in different agricultural areas has been the highlight of Katia’s career and she cannot wait to continue her studies on Western Bluebirds and Tree Swallows. Through this research, she has been investigating questions such as: to what extent will climate change push species to change their habitat? Do temperature spikes affect the success of nestling growth? Are species more likely to succeed in a buffered environment (i.e. forest canopy)? In what ways can we accommodate biodiversity in our working landscapes?