People

Katie with crab.
Catalina Divers
Mary on SCUBA

Lab director

Research associates

Graduate students

Taylor Eddy, NOAA Graduate Student Trainee, Education: B.Sc. Marine Science California State University, Monterey Bay. Thesis Topic: Spatial variation in spiny lobster foraging preferences.

Taylor Eddy

Undergraduate students

Darimar Davila, 2016 NSF REU Intern Home Institution: University of Puerto Rico

Darimar

Lab alumni

Research Associates

Dr. Bridgette Clarkston, Research Associate, 2014-2016 Current Position: Lecturer, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia

Bridgette Clarkston

Dr. Michael Navarro, NSF Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2014-2016 Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Southeast

Mike in Japan

Graduate students

Mary McCormick, Sea Grant Trainee, M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, Spring 2015 Thesis Topic: Stable isotope analysis of Spiny Lobster foraging habitat at the Santa Catalina Island Marine Reserve. Current Position: Lecturer, Division of Science and Environmental Policy, California State University, Monterey Bay.

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Daniel Orr, NSF Trainee, M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, Spring 2015 Thesis Topic: Predictive GIS modeling of spatially dependent disturbance events in intertidal communities. Current Position: West Coast GIS Coordinator, National Audubon Society.

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Sean Windell, Sea Grant Trainee, M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, Spring 2015 Thesis Topic: Estimating the value of spatial variation in habitat diversity in marine reserve design for Pacific Spiny Lobster. Current Position: California Sea Grant State Fellow.

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Winn McEnery, M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, Spring 2015. PSM Internship Project: Geomorphological drivers of submarine canyon formation. Internship Host: Seafloor Mapping Lab, California State University, Monterey Bay. Current Position: GIS Specialist, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University.

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Patrick Mulcahy, M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, Spring 2015. PSM Internship Project: A spatially explicit predictive GIS model of climate change. Internship Host: Marine Landscape Ecology Lab, California State University, Monterey Bay. Current Position: California Sea Grant State Fellow.

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Ashley Quackenbush, M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, Spring 2015. PSM Internship Project: Using social media to increase public engagement with marine sanctuaries. Internship Host: NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Current Position: GIS Technician, Denise Duffy and Associates.

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Benjamin Walker, M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Watershed Science, Spring 2014. PSM Internship Project: Red abalone restoration. Internship Host: California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Current Position: Junior Research Specialist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Elizabeth Pardieck, M.Sc. in Coastal and Waterhsed Science and Policy, Spring 2012. PSM Internship Project: Lost Fishing Gear Removal Project. Internship Host: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Current Position: Program Coordinator for CSU Council on Ocean Affairs Science and Technology.

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Scott Toews, M.Sc. in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy, Spring 2012. Thesis Topic: Linking habitat heterogeneity to genetic partitioning in the rocky subtidal using black surfperch (Embiotica jacksoni). Current Position: GIS and Policy Analyst, Hemmera Inc.

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Clover Lee, M.Sc. in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy, Fall 2011. PSM Internship Project: A predictive habitat model for black abalone in Monterey Bay, CA. Internship Host: Marine Landscape Ecology Lab, California State University, Monterey Bay. Current Position: GIS and Policy Analyst, California Public Utilities Commission.

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Shae Mitchell, M.Sc. in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy, Spring 2011. Thesis Topic: Lottia gigantea size and density differences in rocky intertidal communities in Monterey Bay, California. Current Position: Graduate program advisor, Department of Biology, California State University, Long Beach.

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Undergraduate students

Jesirae Collins, UROC Scholar, B.Sc. in Marine Science Spring 2016. Project Title: The sandy bottom project.

Jesirae

Chelsea Burgess, 2015 NSF REU Intern, Haskell Indian Nations University. Project Title: Novel Bat Star, Patiria miniata, habitat associations. Current Position: M.Sc. Program, Environmental Assessment, University of Kansas

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Veronica Larwood, NSF Undergraduate Research Trainee, B.Sc. in Marine Science, Spring 2015. Current Position: Scientific Aide, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Cristina Villalobos, McNair Scholar Participant, B.Sc. in Marine Science, Spring 2015. Current Position: M.Sc. Program, Environmental Science, and NSF GRFP Fellow, Western Washington University.

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Oliviya Wyse, USC Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Trainee, B.Sc. in Marine Science Fall 2014. Project Title: Using GIS to capture habitat shifts of the Southern California spiny lobster. Current Position: Scientific Aide, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Griffin Srednick, UROC Intern, B.Sc. in Marine Science Spring 2014. Project Title: A latitudinal examination of Dungeness Crab megalope recruitment through abiotic factor analysis on the Central California Coast. Current Position: M.Sc. Program, Biology, California State University Northridge.

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Christopher Vargas, 2013 MARC Summer Scholar, San Jose State University, B.Sc. in Biology 2014. Current Position: Science Teacher Training Program, San Jose State University.

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Lauren Tobosa, UROC Intern, B.Sc. in Marine Science Spring 2014. Current Position: Research Technican, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Timothy Fuller, UROC Intern, B.Sc. In Environmental Science Technology and Policy, Spring 2014. Current Position: M.Sc. Program, Biology, San Francisco State University.

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Katie Sowul, USC Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Trainee, B.Sc. in Marine Science, Spring 2013. Project Title: Diver based versus time-lapsed photographic estimates of MPA design efficacy. Current Position: Research Technician, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Amber Reichert, NSF Undergraduate Research Trainee, B.Sc. in Marine Science, Spring 2013. Project Title: Examining age-class distribution of black surfperch_,_ Embiotica jacksoni_,_ using habitat structure and composition along the Monterey Peninsula. Current Position: M.Sc. Program, Marine Science, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

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Maren Mitch, McNair Scholar Program Participant, B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy, Spring 2011. Project Title: Relationship between intertidal habitat complexity and Ochre sea star (Pisaster ochraceus) abundance. Current Position: Ph.D. Program, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.

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Alexis Hall, CSU-LSAMP and McNair Scholar Program Participant, B.Sc. in Environmental Science Technology and Policy, Spring 2010. Project Title: Spatial patterns of erosion in association with epifaunal species distribution at Elkhorn Slough, California. Current Position: Ph.D Program, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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Alison Jones, McNair Scholar Program Participant, B.Sc. in Environmental Science Technology and Policy, Fall 2009. Project Title: A local comparison of the sea mussel, Mytilus californianus, growth rates on the central coast of California. Current Position: Ph.D. Program, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University.

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