Cesar Estien

Cesar Estien
University of California, Berkeley | UCB · Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Bachelor of Science in Biology
cesaroestien.com

About

11
Publications
250
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
8
Citations
Introduction
I'm a PhD student at UC Berkeley interested in the socio-ecological characteristics of cities and human-dominated landscapes and their influence on wildlife behavior, health, and community structure. I focus predominantly on mesocarnivores in urban ecosystems with hopes of translating this information for effective policies in management and city planning.

Publications

Publications (11)
Article
Navigating the graduate school application process is often challenging, requiring intricate knowledge of academia and graduate institutional structures. This “Hidden Curriculum of Academia” includes what different graduate degrees offer, how to connect with a faculty member of interest, and the skills needed to submit a “competitive” application....
Article
Full-text available
For graduate students, securing prestigious fellowships provides incredible benefits such as increased job opportunities and likelihood of receiving awards. These benefits can be particularly life-changing for a graduate student who may come from a marginalized background. However, the inequity in fellowship distribution hinders the success of grad...
Preprint
Navigating the graduate school application process is often challenging, requiring intricate knowledge of academia and graduate institutional structures. This “Hidden Curriculum of Academia” includes what different graduate degrees offer, how to connect with a faculty member of interest, and the skills needed to submit a “competitive” application....
Preprint
Dominance hierarchies direct and structure aggression in a myriad of species. Recent computational approaches have been able to detect additional aggression patterns within animal dominance hierarchies based on relative rank differences between individuals. Within species, distinct groups can follow different social dominance patterns, indicating t...
Preprint
For graduate students, securing fellowships provides opportunities to progress in research and be involved in professional endeavors. However, the inequity in fellowship distribution hinders the success of graduate students, especially those who are racially oppressed. The majority of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship P...
Preprint
Dominance hierarchies can provide many benefits to individuals depending on their ranks. Individuals can establish rank in these hierarchies from outcomes based on individual characteristics to outcomes based on social interactions and memory, and these drivers are not mutually exclusive. Generally, researchers evaluate the basis of rank by employi...
Preprint
Human-wildlife interactions continue to increase due to anthropogenic disturbances, with some interactions resulting in conflict. Leveraging a taxa’s bias for a particular sensory cue is a promising management avenue for reducing the potential and realized negative consequences of human-wildlife conflict. For instance, many avian species heavily de...
Poster
Full-text available
Gaps in accessibility force students from historically marginalized backgrounds to navigate academic spaces, such as conferences, with minimal support. However, the large shift to virtual platforms has opened up a path toward inclusivity by offering more flexible involvement options and new opportunities for students to engage with research profess...
Article
Full-text available
Ecological conferences provide a unique opportunity for scientists in the field of ecology to develop meaningful connections and exchange research in a rapid, multi‐day, in‐person format. For students and early‐career researchers, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, in‐person conferences are challenging to attend due to the burdens...
Poster
Full-text available
Fertilization success within broadcast spawning species is largely dependent on environmental conditions. Previous research has shown that high levels of suspended particles can limit sperm availability in marine broadcast spawners; however, few studies have explored the effects of microplastics on this group of organisms. Purple sea urchins (Arbac...

Network

Cited By