Category Archives: Featured research

  • Matt Brown, M.Sc. Candidate in Ecology

    Posted on June 5, 2013 by admin in Featured research.

    Kelps Love Warm Water and CO2 Having grown up in the Monterey bay area, I was never very far from the ocean. I remember spending countless hours at the aquarium or along the tide pools and I think it’s safe to say my love of nature grew out of that. I attended SDSU as an […]

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  • Joshua Brower, M.Sc. Candidate in Ecology

    Posted on May 7, 2013 by admin in Featured research.

      Scary predators stress small fish Stress is a part of everyday life, even for animals.  Everyone has experienced how stress can affect our mood, appetite, and interactions with others.  Animals have similar reactions when stressed and experience many stressful events ranging from extreme temperature to antagonistic encounters with other animals.  Stressful disturbances may cause […]

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  • Lee Reeve, M.Sc. Candidate in Ecology

    Posted on March 1, 2013 by admin in Featured research.

      Nursery habitat for juvenile halibut Being a tiny fish isn’t easy!  Throughout the course of their lives, many fishes move from the open ocean to coastal nursery habitats, and then back to deep off-shore areas.  All that traveling leaves them vulnerable to lots of predators and variable food resources.  Fish mortality is especially high […]

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  • Renee Dolecal, M.S. candidate in Ecology

    Posted on October 30, 2012 by admin in Featured research.

      Many marine predators are dependent on their sense of smell to find their food. However, this can prove to be quite challenging if the animals they are preying upon are particularly good at hiding their stench. Prey do not want to be found and eaten and go to great lengths to hide their smell. […]

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  • Violet Compton, PhD candidate

    Posted on September 30, 2012 by admin in Featured research.

    You’ve probably heard the story about pesticides and how bad they are for the environment, but have you ever really thought about who they hurt and how? Pesticides don’t just kill those pesky little critters in your bed; they are applied to almost every type of crop and object you can think of and many […]

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