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2018 REU Student Cohort

Cecelia Batterbee
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Cecelia Batterbee

Home Campus: University of Michigan

Research Facility: Moss Landing Marine Labs

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Kim Null

Project: Effects of a Treatment Wetland-Bioreactor System on Nutrient Loading in a Central California Coast Watershed

Arelys Chaparro
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Arelys Chaparro

Home Campus: University of South Carolina

Research Facility: California State University, Monterey Bay

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Eric Crandall

Project: A Possible New Species of Lottia Limpet from the Northeast Pacific

Sarah Dahl
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Sarah Dahl

Home Campus: University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Facility: Naval Postgraduate School

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Wendell Nuss

Project: Stratocumulus clouds along the California Coast

Nicholas Kolasa-Lenarz
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Nicholas Kolasa-Lenarz

Home Campus: University of St. Thomas

Research Facility: Hopkins Marine Station

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Giulio De Leo

Project: Environmental Drivers of Toxic Pseudo-nitzschia Blooms

Zachary Mize
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Zachary Mize

Home Campus: Treasure Valley Community College

Research Facility: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Rikke Jeppesen & Dr. Kerstin Wasson

Project: Crab species richness and abundance within Elkhorn Slough with a focus on key species Pachygrapsus crassipes, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, Carcinus maenas.

Larissa Neilson
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Larissa Neilson

Home Campus: California State University, Monterey Bay

Research Facility: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Jim Barry & Dr. Steve Litvin

Project: Effects of current and future upwelling conditions on the growth and survivorship of Haliotis rufescens

Alex Otto
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Alex Otto

Home Campus: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Facility: Moss Landing Marine Labs

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Gitte McDonald

Project: Heart Rate in Northern Elephant Seals under Different Handling Conditions

Luis Pérez
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Luis Pérez

Home Campus: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Research Facility: Naval Postgraduate School

Research Mentor(s): Dr. James MacMahan

Project: Observations of infragravity (30s-5min) surges (waves) in intertidal rocky channels

Omar Ramzy
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Omar Ramzy

Home Campus: Stony Brook University

Research Facility: California State University, Monterey Bay

Research Mentor(s): Dr. James Lindholm

Project: Habitat Associations and Behavior of Halfbanded Rockfish (Sebastes semicinctus) in the mid-depth Photic Zone of the Carmel Undersea Canyon

Richard Rodriguez
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Richard Rodriguez

Home Campus: Ventura College

Research Facility: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Kakani Katija

Project: Development Of A Tag Release Mechanism For Soft-Bodied Invertebrates

Julia Stanganelli
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Julia Stanganelli

Home Campus: University of Virginia

Research Facility: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Rikke Jeppesen & Dr. Kerstin Wasson

Project: Factors Influencing the Abundance of an Invasive Mud Snail at Elkhorn Slough

Brianna Villalon
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Brianna Villalon

Home Campus: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Research Facility: Hopkins Marine Station

Research Mentor(s): Dr. Larry Crowder

Project: Socio-ecological Interactions within Small-Scale Fisheries and Vessel Tracking in the Gulf of California

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