Henry Cen

<hjcen (at) ucsd (dot) edu>

Henry received his MS degree in the fall of 2015.

Henry joined the Holway lab as an undergraduate assisting PhD student James Hung with sampling and curating native bees. As a master's student, he studied how pollinator diversity loss in San Diego affects the reproductive output of California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) and Clustered Tarweed (Deinandra fasciculata).

Henry's research provided insight into the effectiveness of large natural reserves versus small scrub fragment reserves for the conservation of native plant populations. He is currently continuing to study biodiversity and conservation as a research associate at UCSD and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

He worked on a large scale coastal sage scrub habitat restoration project at Lake Hodges while associated with San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research (ICR) and helped the Plant Conservation Division utilize arthropod collection methods to assess restoration success. He also helped with propagating prickly pear cacti (Opuntia littoralis) to restore Coastal Cactus Wren nesting sites.

He is currently continuing to study biodiversity and conservation as a research associate at UCSD and ICR. In addition, he is currently working on a teaching internship at Mira Costa College in hopes to teach ecology and animal diversity at community colleges.

Grants and Awards

Educational Grant, California Native Plant Society (2015)