Student Associations

Ecology Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

The Ecology Graduate Student Association is the student-run arm of the UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology (GGE). The mission of EGSA is to support our students and represent them to the GGE, the university, and the world. All students of the GGE are automatically members in EGSA, and meetings are held 1-2 times per quarter to discuss student issues ranging from funding and mentorship to outreach and social activities. EGSA has a rich tradition of engaging the GGE student body and broader community through events such as the Graduate Student Symposium in Ecology, the Mardi Gras charity ball, and Picnic Day. We also serve as a platform to support student initiatives, enhance research communication, and give GGE students a voice in the Graduate Student Association.

At the EGSA website you'll find a variety of student resources including blogs, publication lists, guides to courses and much more. 

Joint-Doctoral Program in Ecology Student Association

The JDPE Student Association is a group of several JDPE students interested in 1) maintaining and  enhancing the professional development and academic aspects of the program and 2) working to develop a sense of community among the SDSU JDPE students.  To date the group has established an annual orientation trip at San Diego State, where incoming and continuing students spend a weekend at the Santa Margarita reserve (CSU reserve system) prior to fall semester.  The trip serves as a means of bridging gaps between cohorts of students and to help  inform incoming students of the research conducted and resources available to them at SDSU.  Additionally, the group represents student interests relating to funding, traveling between institutions, and coursework.  

At the JDPE Student Association website, you'll find a variety of student resources, retreat information, student blogs and publications, and more!