Students

Jeff Barr SCUBA diving

Jeff Barr (Ph. D.)

B.S. Aquatic Ecology, University of California, Santa Barbara (2004)
Lab: Anderson
Research Interests: reef fish population dynamics
Dissertation topic: Habitat-associated persistence and movement of rocky reef fishes
Email: r.jeffrey.barr@gmail.com

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Josh BrowerJosh Brower (M.S.)

B.S. Biological Science, Florida State University (2009)
Lab:
Anderson
Research Interests:
coastal marine habitats, predator-prey dynamics
Thesis topic:
Consequences of predation threat for macropyte-associated fish
Email:
jbrower@rohan.sdsu.edu

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Max CastoraniMax Castorani (Ph.D)

B.S. Evolution and Ecology, The Ohio State University (2008)
Lab: Hovel
Research Interests: 
population and community ecology in marine and estuarine ecosystems; resilience and recovery dynamics
Dissertation topic: 
Disturbance and resilience of eelgrass ecosystems
Email: 
mcastorani@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia CoatesJulia Coates (Ph.D.)

Lab: Hovel
Research Interests:marine population dynamics, dispersal
Dissertation topic: 
Spatial distribution, reproductive behavior, and dispersal processes of pink abalone (Haliotis corrugata) and their potential for recovery and the optimization of restoration techniques in southern California
Email: 
juliahcoates@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violet Compton

Violet Compton (Ph.D.)

B.S. Biology, McGill University (2006)
Lab:
Anderson
Research Interests:
marine fish larval connectivity and population dynamics
Dissertation topic:
Ecological consequences of toxicant exposure is estuarine fishes
Email:
vcompton@rohan.sdsu.edu

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Amalia DeGroodAmalia Harrington (M.S.)

Lab: Hovel
Research Interests: coastal marine habitats, marine conservation ecology, anthropogenic impacts
Thesis topic: Optimal anti-predator strategies in the California spiny lobster: implications for habitat associations and shelter use
Email: degrood@rohan.sdsu.edu

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Robert Dunn

Robert Dunn (Ph.D.)

B.A., Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
M.S., Marine Science, North Carolina State University 2013
Lab: Hovel
Research Interests: Predator-prey interactions, Conservation, Ecosystem Restoration, Fisheries ecology
Thesis: California spiny lobster ecology and impacts of fisheries on rocky reef community dynamics
Email: rpdunn@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

Nick HaymanNick Hayman (M.S.)

B.S. Marine Biology, University of Oregon (2012)
Lab: Hentschel
Research Interests: coastal marine habitats, marine conservation, anthropogenic impacts, predator-prey interactions
Thesis topic: Combined effects of sub-lethal insecticide exposure and water flow speed on the predator prey interaction between an estuarine fish and spionid worm
Email: nthayman@gmail.com

 

 

Ryan JenkinsonRyan Jenkinson (Ph.D.)

Lab: Hovel
Research Interests: 
marine community ecology, biogeography, predation ecology
Dissertation topic: 
Biogeographic variation in top-down control of community structure in temperate subtidal reefs
Email: rsj.sdsu@gmail.com

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Emily JonesEmily Jones (Ph.D.)

B.S., Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis (2004)
M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island (2007)
Lab: Long
Research Interests: Marine community ecology, algal-herbivore interactions

Dissertation topic: The influence of herbivore-induced defenses on community and ecosystem processes
Email: emjones@gmail.com

Website: jonesemily.weebly.com

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Chris KwanChristoper Kwan (Ph.D.)

Lab: Long
Research Interests: 
marine community ecology, chemical ecology, predator-prey interactions
Dissertation topic: Community-level effects of sub-lethal concentration of pollutants on estuarine trophic systems
Email: chrkwan@ucdavis.edu
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Tiffany LewisTiffany Lewis (Ph.D.)

B.S. Conservation Biology, Arizona State University
M.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Lab: Hentschel
Research Interests: benthic invertebrates, water clearance and filtration by these organisms, water flow dynamics, anthropogenic impact
Dissertation topic: Impacts of boring sponges on California bivalves
Email: ecolewis@ucdavis.edu

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Sheila MadrakSheila Madrak (Ph. D.)

Lab: Lewison
Research Interests: Sea turtle ecology, spatial ecology
Dissertation Topic: Thermal ecology of east Pacific green sea turtles in San Diego Bay
Email: svmadrak@gmail.com

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Breckie McCollum

Breckie McCollum (M.S.)

BSc. Aquatic and Fisheries Science, University of Washington (2008)
Lab: Edwards
Thesis Topic: The effects of recruitment density on the growth and survival of juvenile Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)
Email: breckmcc@gmail.com
Website: http://micromacrocystis.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @Mpyrifera

 

 

 

 

 

Kate McDanielKate McDaniel (M.S.)

LabHentschel
Research Interests: larval ecology, larval development, marine conservation ecology
Thesis topic: Gene expression during metamophic competency of a marine polychaete, Phragmatopoma californica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan MorrisMegan Morris (M.S.)

BS in Biology from San Diego State University
LabDinsdale
Research Interests: Microbial ecology, kelp forest ecology, metagenomics
Thesis topic: Microbial communities associated with Macrocystis pyrifera
Emailmmorris@rohan.sdsu.edu

 

 

 

Tye NicholsTye Nichols (M.S.)

B.S. Biological Science, University of California, Davis (2009)
Lab: Anderson
Research Interests: Fish ecology and bioacoustics
Thesis topic: Effects of anthropogenic noise on a macrophyte-associated marine fish
Email: tyenichs@gmail.com

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Lee ReeveLee Reeve (M.S.)

Lab: Hovel
Research Interests:
early life-histories of marine organisms, marine conservation ecology
Thesis topic: 
Importance of structure to nursery habitat function for juvenile California halibut
Email: 
lee.d.reeve@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelby RinehartShelby Rinehart (Ph.D.)

B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island (2013)
LabLong
Interests: predator-prey interactions, indirect interactions, volatile chemical emissions, inducible defenses
Dissertation Topic: Role of predator-prey interactions in structuring intertidal soft-sediment communities
Email: srinehar@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

rochman_cChelsea Rochman (Ph.D.)

Research Interests: Effects of pollutants on marine organisms
Dissertation topic: Biomagnification of toxins from plastic pollution in marine organisms
Emailcmrochman@ucdavis.edu
Websitehttp://chelsearochman.com

 

 

 

 

Priya ShuklaPriya Shukla (M.S.)

Lab: Edwards
Research Interests: Kelp forest ecology, antrhopogenic impacts to marine ecosystems, coastal oceanography
Thesis Topic: TBD
Email: prishukla@gmail.com
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Katie SieversKatie Sievers (M.S.)

Lab: Anderson
Thesis Topic: Influence of abiotic and biotic habitat structure on reef fish assemblages
Emailktsievers2@gmail.com
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Monica TydlaskaMonica Tydlaska (M.S.)

B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
B.A., Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Lab: Edwards
Thesis: Visitor Awareness of Marine Protected Areas, activities and impacts on the biodiversity of rocky intertidal sites.
Emailmonicatyd@gmail.com

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Erin VoigtErin Voigt (M.S.)

B.S., Biology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (2009)
Lab: Hovel
Research Interests: Coastal and estuarine ecology, biogenic habitat conservation, community ecology
Thesis topic: TBD
Emailepvoigt@gmail.com
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Alex WarnekeAlex Warneke (M.S.)

Lab: Long
Research Interests: Chemical ecology, algal chemical defenses, marine pollutants
Thesis Topic: Disruption of chemically-mediated predatory-prey interactions by anthropocentric pollutants
Email: a.warneke@yahoo.com
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Sarah WheelerSarah Wheeler (Ph. D.)

B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan
Lab: Anderson 
Research Interests: marine fish population dynamics, larval behavior, oceanography and marine conservation
Dissertation topic: Biological and oceanographic drivers of rockfish (Sebastes spp.) larval condition, settlement and recruitment success
Emailwheelers@rohan.sdsu.edu
Website: www.sarahseas.wordpress.com
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