College of Science

Department of Applied Environmental Science

February 2013

Shelby Rogers and Daniel Atkins

Students in Dr. Suzy Worcester’s ENVS 350 Quantitative Field Methods class are not only learning field and analysis techniques, they are asking relevant questions about climate change. A sea anemone species from Southern California has moved north to the Central Coast and a Northern California anemone seems to be declining as ocean temperatures warm. Here, Shelby Rogers and Daniel Atkins, are quantifying the abundance of both anemone species in Pacific Grove. From their data the students are able to detect future changes in anemone populations as climate change continues.

Story: Suzy Worcester.