I am a PhD candidate in Claire Kremen’s lab in the department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.
I have a B.A. (2006) in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Fellowships, Grants & Scholarships
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, National Institute for Food and Agriculture Predoctoral Fellow, 2012
Berkeley Center for Diversified Farm Systems, 2012
Annie’s Organic Graduate Scholarship, 2012
Western Sustainable Agriculture and Education Graduate Grant, 2011
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010
Edge Diversity Grant, 2009
UC Regent Scholarship, 2002-2006
Undergraduate Research Award, STEPS Institute for Innovation in Environmental Research, 2006
Richard Cooley Friends Foundation International Award, 2005
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2013
Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
Environmental Studies Departmental Honors, 2006
Senior Thesis Honors, 2006
Dean’s List, Merrill College, UCSC, 2002-06
Merrill College Freshman Honors Course, 2002
Sardiñas, H.S. and C. Kremen. In press. Evaluating the importance of nesting proxies for ground-nesting native bees using emergence traps. Basic and Applied Ecology
Sardiñas, H.S. 2013. “Flight of the Sunflower Bee: Fluorescent Dye Illuminates Crop Pollination.” Berkeley Science Review, Spring. Berkeley, CA.
Hallet, L.M., S. Diver, M.V. Eitzel, J.J. Olson, B. Ramage, A. Romero, H.S. Sardiñas, and K.N. Suding. 2013. Do we practice what we preach? Goal setting for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology.
Eitzel, M.V., S. Diver, H.S. Sardiñas, L.M. Hallett, J.J. Olson, A.T. Schuknecht, G. Oliviera, A. Romero, R.T., and K.N. Suding. 2011. Insights from a Cross-Disciplinary Seminar: 10 Pivotal Papers for Restoration Ecology. Restoration Ecology 20(2): 147-152.
Lavelle, D, H.S. Sardiñas, E.J. Blitzer, K.Z. Weinbaum, M.S. Luskin, and J.S. Brashares. 2011. Review: Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty. Quarterly Review of Biology 83(3): 220-221.
Sardiñas, H.S. 2009. “Growing Diversity: How seed collection influences genetic diversity in ecological restoration.” Ardeid. Audubon Canyon Ranch, CA.
Sardiñas, H.S., K. Tom, and C. Kremen. 2013. “Small scale habitat enhancement does not enhance native bee nesting in sunflower fields.” Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
Sardiñas, H.S. 2013. “Native bee nesting in agriculture: implications for sunflower pollination.” Pollinator Outreach Workshop, UC Cooperative Extension, Woodland, CA.
Sardiñas, H.S. 2012. “Pollination Services in Agroecosystems: the role of hedgerows.” Diversified Farm Systems Roundtable Student Research Presentation. UC Berkeley.
Sardiñas, H.S. 2012. “Conservation in the matrix: toward a comprehensive framework.” Invited lecture in the symposium: The role of smallholder agriculture in promoting conservation within “the matrix”: Agroecology, landscape ecology and rural social movements in the global south. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
Sardiñas, H.S. 2011. “Benefits of Native Pollinators and Habitat Enhancements for Agriculture.” Invited lecture. Pioneer Face-to-Face Conference, Denver, CO.
Moradin, L., C. Kremen and H.S. Sardiñas. 2010 “Pollinator diversity in agricultural landscapes” Invited talk in the symposium: Understating and Capitalizing on Agricultural Biodiversity in IPM/IRM. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
H.S. Sardiñas. 2007. “Avian conservation through a coffee cup? Assessing the differential habitat utilization between resident and migrant birds in Nicaraguan shade-grown coffee.” Central Coast Biodiversity Conference, Santa Cruz, CA.
Sardiñas, H.S. and C. Kremen. 2012. Quantifying native bee ground nesting using emergence traps. Society for Conservation Biology Regional Meeting, Oakland, CA.
Teaching Assistant, Restoration Ecology 187. UC Berkeley, ESPM. January- May 2012
Invited Lecture: Native Bees in Agro-ecosystems, in Agroecology, UCB, Fall 2012 & 2013.
Invited Lecture: Ecosystem Services and Restoration, in Restoration Ecology, UCB, Spring 2012.
Invited Lectures: Benefits of Native Pollinators to Agriculture, in Berkeley and the Global Food System, a student-led course, DeCAL, UCB, Spring, 2012 & Spring 2013.
Invited Lecture: Pollination Ecology, in Insect Ecology, UCSC, Fall 2011
Invited Lecture: Research Methods, in Environmental Science Senior Seminar, UCB, Spring 2011
Teaching Assistant, Natural History of Birds. UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA. July- August 2006
Undergraduate Theses Advised
2012-13. Tom, K. CNR Senior Thesis. Quantifying Movement of Native Bee Populations in Sunflower Fields using Luminous Powder.
2012-13. Ellis, Ashley. CNR Honors Thesis. Unseen Pollinators: The Contribution of Nocturnal Pollinators to Sunflower Seed Set.
2013-14. Yee, Collette. CNR Thesis. Does on-farm irrigation management affect native bee nesting?
2013-14. Jackson, Megan. Senior Thesis. The Impact of Soil Lead Contamination on Native Bees in Urban Parks in Oakland, California.
Restoration Project Leader, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bolinas, CA. November 2008 – July 2009.
Environmental Services Intern, CA Department of Parks and Recreation, Russian River District. July- November 2008
Interim Nursery Manager, Circuit Rider Productions, Windsor, CA. November 2007- June 2008
Seed Collection Intern, Presidio Native Plant Nursery, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. San Francisco, CA. January – November 2007
Nursery Production Assistant, Central Coast Wilds, Ecological Concerns, Santa Cruz, CA. June- December 2006
Tropical Biodiversity Research Intern, Community Agroecology Network (CAN). 2005- 2006
Garden Assistant, Alan Chadwick Garden, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). Santa Cruz, CA. 2003- 2005
Science Monitoring Trainer, Xerces Society Citizen Science Monitoring Training Course. 2009– 2011
Mentor, Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS), an Ecological Society of America program connecting graduate student mentors with undergraduate students from groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences. 2010
Committee Member, Interdisciplinary Graduate Curriculum Restructuring Task Force, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley, 2010.
California Native Plant Society
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Society for Conservation Biology
Society for Ecological Restoration
Entomological Society of America
Association of American Geographers
Diversified Farming Systems Roundtable, Berkeley Institute for the Environment