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<br /> Citizen Science<br /> Humming Along<br /> Vol. 30, No. 3, Summer 2013<br /> Weighing less than a nickel, hummingbirds may be among the most<br /> common backyard visitors along the Pacific Coast from Canada to<br /> Mexico, but surprisingly little is known about their population dynamics,<br /> disease ecology or genetics. That’s where expertise from wildlife veterinarians<br /> and involvement of citizen scientists come in.<br /> Since 2010, Holly Ernest—wildlife veterinarian, geneticist, and a professor<br /> in the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health<br /> and Reproduction and Veterinary Genetics Laboratory—has run the<br /> Hummingbird Health and Genetic Diversity Project. The primary goals<br /> of this research are to determine levels of health and disease, evaluate<br /> migration ecology, and assess genetic diversity of species that breed or<br /> migrate through California: Anna’s, Costa’s, Allen’s, Rufous, Bl<a title="VM_News_30_3 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=1"> Citizen Science Humming Along Vol. 30, No. 3, Su</a> <a title="VM_News_30_3 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=2"> 2013 Commencement Ashley Williams jo</a> <a title="VM_News_30_3 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=3"> UC Davis Faculty Excel in Equine Pelvic Ultrasoun</a> <a title="VM_News_30_3 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=4"> UC Davis Explores Telemedicine and Distance Educa</a> <a title="VM_News_30_3 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=5"> Sean Owens Joins Student Programs Sean Owens, as</a> <a title="VM_News_30_3 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=6"> What’s in Your Compost? So what do a group of ho</a> <a title="VM_News_30_3 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=7"> Donors Honored for Their Dedication to Animal Hea</a> <a title="VM_News_30_3 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f964d2b8?page=8"> www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu (VMDN) School of Veterinar</a>