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2016 Mentors and Projects

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For inquiries about mentors and their projects, email us at reu@csumb.edu. Please do not contact the mentors directly.

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California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

Mentors \(faculty pages linked\) Research Theme Additional Info
[Dr. Eric Crandall](http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eric\_Crandall)Evolutionary, Molecular and Marine BiologyResearch Paper
[Dr. Corey Garza](https://csumb.edu/mlel)Marine Landscape Ecology
[Dr. Rikk Kvitek](http://seafloor.otterlabs.org/)Marine Ecology and Seafloor Mapping
[Dr. James Lindholm](http://sep.csumb.edu/ifame/)Fish Ecology
[Dr. Cheryl Logan](http://loganlabcsumb.weebly.com/)Marine Physiology
[Dr. Steve Moore](https://csumb.edu/eel)Marine Biology and Ocean Robotics
[Dr. Kerry J. Nickols](http://kerrynickols.weebly.com/)Physical Oceanography and Larval Transport
[Dr. John Goeltz](http://goeltzlab.weebly.com/)Ocean ChemistryProject Descriptions

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR)

Note: Elkhorn Slough is not accepting REU students for the 2016 year

The researchers at Elkhorn slough will be unavailable to mentor an REU student for the 2016 summer due to a large new project being initiated that will involve all of their researchers. You may review the work done at the Slough to help generate ideas for the type of research that interests you, but please do not select these researchers as potential mentors in your application.

Mentors \(faculty pages linked\) Research Theme
[Dr. Kerstin Wasson](http://www.elkhornslough.org/staff/wasson.htm)Estuarine Conservation Biology
[Susie Fork](http://www.elkhornslough.org/staff.htm)Environmental Indicator Development
[John Haskins](http://www.elkhornslough.org/staff/haskins.htm)Water Quality Science

Hopkins Marine Station (HMS)

Mentors \(faculty pages linked\) Research Themes
[Dr. Giulio DeLeo](https://sites.stanford.edu/deleolab/projects)Marine Population Dynamics
[Dr. Mark Denny](http://web.stanford.edu/group/denny/cgi-bin/wordpress/)Marine Biomechanics
[Dr. William Gilly](http://gilly.stanford.edu/home.html)Marine Developmental Biology
[Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen](http://goldbogen.stanford.edu/)Physiological Ecology and Evolution of Marine Organisms
[Dr. Chris Lowe](http://lowe.stanford.edu/)Evolutionary Biology
[Dr. Fiorenza Micheli](http://micheli.stanford.edu/)Population Biology
[Dr. Steve Palumbi](http://palumbi.stanford.edu/)Molecular Ecology

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Mentors \(faculty pages linked\) Research Themes
[Dr. James Barry](http://www.mbari.org/staff/barry/)Biology and Ecology of Marine Benthic Communities
[Dr. Peter Brewer](http://www.mbari.org/staff/brpe/) and [Dr. Ed Peltzer](http://www.mbari.org/peltzer-edward-t/)Ocean Chemistry
[Dr. Francisco Chavez](http://www.mbari.org/staff/chfr/)Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, Hypoxia
[Dr. Steve Haddock](http://www.mbari.org/haddock-steven/)Bioluminescence and Jellies
[Dr. Julio Harvey](http://www.mbari.org/harvey-julio/)Molecular Detection and Ecology of Marine Zooplankton and Phytoplankton
[Dr.Gene Massion](http://www.mbari.org/massion-gene/)Ocean Engineering, Oceanographic Instrumentation Development
[Dr. George Matsumoto](http://www.mbari.org/matsumoto-george/)Deep-sea Ecology
[Dr. Mike McCann](http://www.mbari.org/mccann-mike/)Big Ocean Data Analytics and Software Engineering
[Dr. Charlie Paull](http://www.mbari.org/paull-charles/)Submarine Canyon Processes
[Dr. Bruce Robison](http://www.mbari.org/robison-bruce/)Midwater Ecology
[Dr. Alexandra Worden](http://www.mbari.org/worden-alexandra-z/)Phytoplankton and Energy Strategies
[Dr. Kakani Young](http://www.mbari.org/katija-kakani/)Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
[Dr. David Anderson](http://www.cencoos.org/about/people/david-anderson) and [Aric Bickell](http://www.cencoos.org/about/people/bickel)Physical Oceanography Data Management*

* REU student project would have an applied data management/physical oceanography focus, using CeNCOOS data (from a CeNCOOS project) to meet a ocean user or other stakeholder need.

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML)

Mentors \(faculty pages linked\) Research Themes
[Dr. Ivano Aiello](http://islandora.mlml.calstate.edu/islandora/object/islandora%3A1977)Marine Geology
[Dr. Kenneth Coale](https://fresca.calstate.edu/faculty/20)Chemical Oceanography
[Dr. Tom Connolly](https://physoce.mlml.calstate.edu/people/tconnolly)Physical Oceanography
[Dr. Colleen Durkin](https://cdurkin.mlml.calstate.edu/)Biological Oceanography
[Dr. Dave Ebert](https://psrc.mlml.calstate.edu/)Shark Biology and Ecology
[Dr. Jonathan Geller](http://islandora.mlml.calstate.edu/islandora/object/islandora%3A1979)Invertebrate Zoology and Population Genetics
[Dr. Michael Graham](http://islandora.mlml.calstate.edu/islandora/object/islandora%3A1982)Algal Ecology
[Dr. Scott Hamilton](http://islandora.mlml.calstate.edu/islandora/object/islandora%3A1983)Fish Ecology
[Dr. Stacy Kim](http://www.polartrec.com/member/stacy-kim)Benthic Ecology
[Dr. Gitte McDonald](http://islandora.mlml.calstate.edu/islandora/object/islandora%3A1976)Marine Mammal and Seabird Ecology
[Dr. Kim Null](https://ccwg.mlml.calstate.edu/about/staff/kimberly-null)Biological Oceanography and Nutrient Chemistry
[Dr. Jason Smith](https://fresca.calstate.edu/faculty/69)Eco-Physiology
[Dr. Diana Steller](https://fresca.calstate.edu/faculty/63)Macroalgal Ecology
[Dr. Nick Welschmeyer](http://islandora.mlml.calstate.edu/islandora/object/islandora%3A1968)Biological Oceanography

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

Mentors \(faculty pages linked\) Research Themes Projects
[Dr. Tim Stanton](http://www.oc.nps.edu/%7Estanton/)OceanographyArctic research electronic servo profiling winch
[Wendell Nuss](http://faculty.nps.edu/vitae/cgi-bin/vita.cgi?p=display\_vita&id=1023567983)MeteorologyOcean forcing of Marine Stratus Formation

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