College of Science

Environmental Science MS

Environmental Science MS News

Shawn Melendy smiling at the camera

 

ENSCI Student Defends Thesis on Understanding Salmonid eDNA Fate at Reach Level

Shawn Melendy defended his thesis research “Understanding Salmonid eDNA Fate at Reach Level” in front of his committee on Thursday, December 8, 2022. We reached out to Shawn to learn more about his thesis research and overall experience as an Environmental Science graduate student. 

Emma Debasitis flashing a thumbs up to the camera while standing next to a creek/river

 

ENSCI Student Defends Thesis on Estimating Natural Background Water Quality in California Rivers

Emma Debasitis recently defended her thesis research “Estimating Natural Background Water Quality in California Rivers” in front of her committee on Monday, December 5, 2022.

We reached out to Emma following her successful defense to learn more about her thesis research and overall experience as an Environmental Science graduate student. 

Connie Machuca smiling and posing next to a slide with the Center for Coastal & Marine Ecosystems logo on it

 

ENSCI Student Defends Thesis on Comparative Metagenomics Study on Bioreactor System in Salinas/Salinas River Valley and the Tijuana River Valley

Connie Machuca recently defended her thesis research “A Comparative Metagenomics Study on Bioreactor System in Salinas, CA, The Salinas River Valley, and The Tijuana River Valley” in front of her committee on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

We reached out to Connie following her successful defense to learn more about her thesis research and overall experience as an Environmental Science graduate student. 

Bryan looking into the camera with mountains behind him

 

ENSCI Student Defends Thesis on DNA Barcoding for Diet and Intestinal Microbiota of Juvenile Rainbow Trout/Steelhead on the California Coast

Bryan Van Orman recently defended his thesis research “DNA Barcoding for Diet and Intestinal Microbiota of Juvenile Rainbow Trout/Steelhead on the California Coast” in front of his committee on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. 

We reached out to Bryan following his successful defense to learn more about his thesis research and overall experience as an Environmental Science graduate student. 

Mason Donny looking into the camera

 

ENSCI Student Presents Research at Western Society of Naturalists Meeting

Mason Donny, a current Environmental Science master’s student, recently presented their research at the Western Society of Naturalists Conference on November 11. Mason's presentation was entitled "Use of Automatic Classification Image to Determine Historical trends of Mussel Bed Percent Cover on Bird Rock, SCI, CA." 

 

Jessica Sutton works in a sand dune environment

 

ENSCI Student Conducts Research for Burleson Consulting

Jessica Sutton, a current Environmental Science master’s student, recently completed an internship with Burleson Consulting as part of her Professional Science Master’s (PSM) project. Jess was tasked with developing a 400-hour internship that helped employ the skills she gained in the classroom.  We recently touched base with Jess to learn more about her internship.

Dr. Jimmy Guilinger posing amongst rocks with a helmet

 

Dr. Jimmy Guilinger joins Department of Applied Environmental Science as new Assistant Professor

Dr. Jimmy Guilinger joined the CSUMB Community this year. We recently touched base with Jimmy to learn more about his research and what he looks forward to doing during his time here at CSUMB.

Kaitlyn Chow standing on a bridge

 

AES Alumni Participates in 2022 William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class 

Kaitlyn Chow, an alumnus of both the Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy program (ESTP) and the Applied Marine Science and Watershed Science Masters program (AMWS, now known as ENSCI), participated in the 2022 Water Leaders team. The 2022 cohort  includes engineers, lawyers, resource specialists, and scientists from throughout the state.