David Holway

David Holway

Professor of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution

David Holway received a B.A. in zoology from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D in biology from the University of Utah. He joined the UC San Diego faculty in 2001 and has served as campus director of the UC Natural Reserve System and chair of the section of Ecology, Behavior & Evolution.

Ida Naughton

PhD 2021 (expected)

Ida’s thesis research focuses the evolutionary diversification and genetic differentiation of ant lineages across the California Channel Islands using phylogenomic and phylogeographic approaches. Ida also conducts long-term research on the capacity of native ant assemblages to recover structure and function following landscape-scale removal of the Argentine ant from Santa Cruz Island, California.