Wildlife Genetics


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Great Gray Owl

Mtn Lion

Anna's Hummingbird



Red-shouldered Hawk

White-tailed deer

Galápagos hawk

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Help us through donations for our wildlife conservation research

  • You can help further the valuable wildlife conservation science break-throughs of our laboratory by donating money

  • Your donations help keep our research projects vibrant, and/or (your choice) can help fund the education of the next generation of young wildlife conservation scientists.


    • Help precious hummingbird populations by donating money for our conservation genetics (DNA analyses through non-invasive feather sampling), disease assessments, and/or field monitoring (your choice!)
    • Rufous Hummingbird

Your Adopt-a-Hummingbird donation (tax-deductible) will provide funding for veterinarians and biologists to monitor and protect these precious birds.

Adopt-A-Mountain Lion!    Bighorn Sheep!    or   Black Bear 

 puma     bighorn_sheep      bear   

Your Adopt-a-Large Wild Mammal donation (tax-deductible) will provide funding for geneticists and wildlife disease ecologists to monitor and protect these precious wildlife species

Contact Dr. Holly Ernest: hbernest@ucdavis.edu and hernest@uwyo.edu

Our lab is known for California, Wyoming, and Western North America conservation science productivity. Be a part of the scientific discovery process through your donation!