Students

Justine Albers

Graduate Student

Marine Biotech 2018
genomics & engineering non-model microbes to study biogeochemistry in extreme environments

Eleanor Arrington

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Microbial metabolisms relevant to oil biogeochemistry.
marine ecology, conservation, disturbance ecology, kelp forests, primary producers

Ricky Brokaw

Graduate Student

5835 Ellison Hall
Investigating water mass sources and transport of materials to kelp forests

Luke Carberry

Graduate Student

Ellison 5838
Phytoplankton biophysics across time and space scales

Jacqueline Comstock

Graduate Student

3125 MBL
My research focuses on linkages between dissolved organic carbon utilization and microbial community structure surrounding coral reefs.

Natalie Dornan

Graduate Student

Marine Biotechnology Laboratory 2018
kelp forest nutrient cycling

Nathalie Eegholm

Graduate Student

Ellison 5843
Using remote sensing technology to aid in the development of net primary productivity and demographic models of kelp forests

Kyle Emery

Graduate Student

My research focus is on how organic matter subsidies structure communities and regulate ecosystem functions on sandy beaches.

Chance English

Graduate Student

145 MBL
Graduate student researcher investigating DOM/bacterioplankton dynamics in the open and coastal ocean.

Hayley Goss

Graduate Student

genetics of rock scallops

Ji Hyun Kim

Graduate Student

5840 Ellison Hall
Carbon uptake in the global ocean

Sasha Kramer

Graduate Student

5841 Ellison Hall
Phytoplankton community structure in the surface ocean using in-water measurements and satellite remote sensing.

Tanika Ladd

Graduate Student

1108 MBL
Biological oceanography, with focuses on anthropogenic influences on the physiology and community composition of marine phytoplankton.

Zhe Li

Graduate Student

4710 Ellison Hall
Polar climate change, ocean heat content, ocean-atmosphere interaction.

Na Liu

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Interactions between microbes and the environment.

Connor Love

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
I am studying oceanography, organism physiology and ecology across systems such as the open ocean and coral reefs.

Jessica Madden

Graduate Student

MSRB 1204
Coastal marine ecology, community ecology

Katrina Malakhoff

Graduate Student

1206 MSRB
Sea urchin ecology, focusing on the impact of fishing and marine reserves on dominant urchin species in the Santa Barbara Chanel.
Synthetic biology and genetic engineering to produce sustainable methods and alternatives to food, fuel, and materials.

Mary McElroy

Graduate Student

1208 MSRB
I develop molecular tools for marine conservation and management and use them to study human impacts on marine biodiversity.

Kristen Michaud

Graduate Student

1204 MSRB
Marine community ecology, invasion ecology, larval transport.

Karly Miller

Graduate Student

1208 MSRB
I study changes in marine socio-ecological systems that result from conservation and development initiatives. My current research focuses on the impacts of rural coastal tourism development on small-scale fisheries.

Michael Mongtomgery

Graduate Student

I am interested in coastal evolution, particularly as it pertains to California estuaries.

Kyle Neumann

Graduate Student

Michael Nowicki

Graduate Student

5837 Ellison Hall
Carbon export and biological pump modeling.

Nicola Paul

Graduate Student

Marine Biotechnology Laboratory 2018
particle-attached marine microbes

Qianhui Qin

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Carbon Climate, Marine Organisms Genomics.

Elisa Romanelli

Graduate Student

5844 Ellison Hall
I am interested in the functioning and efficiency of the ocean’s biological carbon pump.

Jacob Schmidt

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Offshore dumping of DDT insecticide and related waste near the Channel Islands.

Kateline Seeto

Graduate Student

West Campus, Bldg 7955, Rm 1001
fish and invertebrate communities associated with offshore energy, comparing survey methodology for subsea pipelines

Jordan Snyder

Graduate Student

Coastal oceanography; remote sensing-based flux measurements of terrestrial materials in the inner shelf.

Michaela Sten

Graduate Student

Ellison Hall 5843
Population and community ecology

Jonathan Tarn

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Jon loves looking at how microbes are adapted to low energy lifestyles and talking in the third person.

Cecily Tye

Graduate Student

5838 Ellison
physical oceanography

Jose Valera

Graduate Student

Marine Organisms, Extremophiles, Nutrient cycling, Astrobiology, Carbon & Climate.

Alec Vallota-Eastman

Graduate Student

2029 Webb Hall
Accelerated evolution, biofuels, cyanobacteria, protein engineering, and synthetic biology.

Kana Yamamoto

Graduate Student

Ellison 5837
open ocean carbon cycle, biological pump, carbon modeling