<aschoche (at) ucsd (dot) edu>
Amanda received her MS degree in Fall 2014.
For Amanda's MS thesis, she studied the effects that habitat fragmentation and other landscape features, both anthropogenic and natural, have on the population distribution of San Diego's native bumble bee species (Bombus spp.). Amanda used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map species distributions and relate them to environmental attributes of the landscape.
Amanda's thesis contributed to a better understanding of the landscape factors influencing the occurrence of San Diego's relatively under-studied native bumble bee populations.