Bachelor of Science in
Environmental Science, Technology & Policy
 
 
 

SPRING 2014
SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
CAPSTONE FESTIVAL

THURSDAY, MAY 15
9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Center, Living Room

9:00 ~ Welcome ~ Dr. Doug Smith, Chair, Division of Science & Environmental Policy

9:05 ~ ESTP ~ Group Capstone Project

  • Assessing an erosion control project at Hollister Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Park.
    GEOL 460 River Hydrology: Brady Latham, Matthew Chaney, Nicholas Jew, Joelle Demetre, Ryan Rothwell & Michael Layne ~ Advisor: Doug Smith

9:25 ~ Environmental Studies ~ Sustainability & Community Engagement Projects

  • Elkhorn slough use survey.
    Rachel Russ ~ Community Partner: Elkhorn Slough Foundation

  • Ban styrofoam in Marina.
    Amanda Soedjadi ~ Community Partner: Citizens for a Sustainable Marina

  • Water sustainability & fog catchers.
    Sarah Nolan ~ Community Partner: Marina Tree and Garden Club & Dan Fernandez

  • CSUMB reduced waste protocol.
    Yvette Becerra & Mallory Karch ~ Community Partner: CSUMB/Sustainability Committee

9:55 ~ ESTP ~ BIO 448 Aquatic Ecology Podcasts

  • Aquatic non-insect invertebrates: fairy shrimp and freshwater jellies.
    Joseph Duarte & Melanie Guardado ~ Advisor: Marc Los Huertos

  • Aquatic insects as environmental indicators.
    Casey Andrews & Michael Plondaya ~ Advisor: Marc Los Huertos

10:20 ~ Environmental Studies & Marine Science ~ Education Projects

  • Seaside urban watershed model.
    Joseph Peterson & Joshua Wharf ~ Community Partner: Return of the Natives

  • Rise above plastics in school.
    Alyssa Nally ~ Community Partner: Surfrider Foundation, Monterey Chapter

  • Curriculum for change: California science standards meet an after-school Science program.
    Jilian Epstein ~ Community Partner: Recruitment in Science Education (RISE)

  • Facilitating learning in marine ecology.
    Carylann Menzies (Marine Science Major) ~ Community Partner: Marina High School

10:50 ~ ESTP ~ BIO 448 Aquatic Ecology Podcast

  • Rise of the amniotes.
    Rebecca Staab & Lucas Young ~ Advisor: Marc Los Huertos

11:05 ~ Marine Science ~ Research Projects

  • 11:05 ~ Is it working? Test for success of experimental tidal scour control sill in Elkhorn Slough with a 13-year bathymetric time series.
    MSCI 433 Seafloor Mapping: Stephanie Banuelos, Lee Hausner, Gavin Leavitt,  Dane McDermott, Stephanie Polito, Patrick Sabordo, Cethin Stanford, Dennis Steinke, Ragnar Storm-Larsen, Jonathan Watson ~ Advisor: Rikk Kvitek

  • 11:25 ~ Mapping predicted movements of coral reef fishes in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
    MSCI 470 Science, Policy & Management in Marine Environments: Justin Cordova, Molly Fredle, Amanda Good, Fumi Kojima, Matt Lawson, Peter Morrow, Maria Neidhardt, Stephanie Polito, Nicole Rodriguez, Jessica Simpson, Ryan Solymar, Alex Tyrrell, Oliviya Wyse, and Gabriel Zahner ~ Advisor: James Lindholm

  • 11:45: Underwater tumbleweeds: an exclusive look at an invasive bryozoan (Watersipora subtorquata) in Monterey Harbor.
    Emily Aiken ~ Honors Capstone ~ Advisor: James Lindholm

  • 12:00 ~ Impact of fish and the global marine harvest on the ocean iron cycle.
    Allison Moreno ~ Honors Capstone ~ Advisor: Arlene Haffa

  • 12:15 ~ Ocean acidification effects on gene expression in juvenile rockfish (Sebastes spp.).
    Lauren Tobosa ~ Honors Capstone ~ Advisor: Cheryl Logan

12:30 ~ BREAK

1:00 ~ ESTP ~ BIO 448 Aquatic Ecology Podcasts

  • Aquatic freshwater inland fish of California.
    Feliz Samson & Shoshana Wangerin ~ Advisor: Marc Los Huertos

  • Lake trophic dynamics and community structure supported by nutrient cycling in Mono Lake California.
    Peter Gillette ~ Advisor: Marc Los Huertos

1:30 ~ Biology ~ Research Projects

  • A latitudinal examination of Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab) megalopae recruitment through abiotic factor analysis on the central California coast.
    Griffin Sredrick ~ Advisor: Corey Garza

  • Life extending mutations may destabilize population dynamics and lower fitness in C. elegans.
    Alex Sigala ~ Advisor: Dr. Kerry Kornfeld

2:00 ~ POSTER SESSION

Biology

  • Extinction and recolonization of the tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) under global climate change.
    Alex Rios

  • Life extending mutations may destabilize population dynamics and lower fitness in C. elegans.
    Alex Sigala

  • Characterizing an efflux transporter to understand multi-drug resistance.
    Robert Mousselli

  • Genetic diversity of Baja California rhodoliths.
    Hannalore Rose

  • A latitudinal examination of Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab) megalopae recruitment through abiotic factor analysis on the Central California coast.
    Griffin Sredrick:

  • Uncovering the localization mechanism for the circadian clock protein KaiC in cyanobacteria.
    Abel Duarte

  • Evolutionary relationship between D. biarmipes and D. melanogaster using the twin of eyeless gene sequences.
    Cody Laverdiere

  • Five Rheinheimera sp. nov. isolated from the Molera Treatment Wetland, Monterey Bay, CA.
    Ashley Joseph ~ BIO 320 Advisor: Arlene Haffa

  • Diversity between two Vogesella strains isolated from the Molera Treatment Wetland.
    Karen Garcia ~ BIO 320 Advisor: Arlene Haffa

  • Isolation and Characterization of Five Exiguobacteria sp. nov. from the Molera Constructed Treatment Wetland.
    Mohamad Tarabulsi ~ BIO 320 Advisor: Arlene Haffa

  • To annotate or not to annotate? That is the question.
    Maria Patino

ESTP

  • Assessing and managing storm-generated sediment runoff from roads of Hollister Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Park.
    GEOL 460 River Hydrology: John Allan, Mark Hurdle, Miguel Medina, Scott Odermatt, Aaron Chen, Dan Muratore & Joe Suwada~ Advisor: Doug Smith

Marine Science

  • Is it working? Test for success of experimental tidal scour control sill in Elkhorn Slough with a 13-year bathymetric time series.
    MSCI 433 Seafloor Mapping: Stephanie Banuelos, Lee Hausner, Gavin Leavitt,  Dane McDermott, Stephanie Polito, Patrick Sabordo, Cethin Stanford, Dennis Steinke, Ragnar Storm-Larsen, Jonathan Watson ~ Advisor: Rikk Kvitek

  • Mapping predicted movements of coral reef fishes in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
    MSCI 470 Science Policy & Management in Marine Environments: Justin Cordova, Molly Fredle, Amanda Good, Fumi Kojima, Matt Lawson, Peter Morrow, Maria Neidhardt, Stephanie Polito, Nicole Rodriguez, Jessica Simpson, Ryan Solymar, Alex Tyrrell, Oliviya Wyse, and Gabriel Zahner ~ Advisor: James Lindholm

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