Defenses

GRADUATE STUDENT THESIS DEFENSES

The Graduate Student Thesis Defense is the Culminating Experience for MLML’s Masters in Marine Science program.  Our graduate students are required to present their thesis to an audience comprised of their Thesis Committee, MLML Faculty, fellow students, the MLML research community, and researchers from other marine science institutions. They also are open to the public.

If you cannot make it to the Thesis Defense in person, you can watch the live stream...

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Recent Thesis Defenses

  • Thesis Defense by Emily Pierce – April 17th Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Emily Pierce – April 17th Livestream

      "Emanation and Decay of Environmental DNA from Three Molluscan Species" A Thesis Defense by Emily Pierce The Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Ecology Lab MLML Live-Stream | April 17, 2020 …
  • Thesis Defense by Kenji Soto – February 14th

    Thesis Defense by Kenji Soto – February 14th

    Habitat Preferences of Lau Basin Vent Periphery Invertebrates A Thesis Defense by Kenji Soto The Geological Oceanography Lab Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 12pm MLML Seminar Room  
  • Thesis Defense by Miya Pavlock-McAuliffe – January 27th

    Thesis Defense by Miya Pavlock-McAuliffe – January 27th

    Drivers of Sub-Seasonal to Interannual Shoreline Change at Sunset State Beach in Monterey Bay, CA A Thesis Defense by Miya Pavlock-McAuliffe The Physical Oceanography Lab Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 4pm …
  • Thesis Defense by Brijonnay Madrigal – December 13th

    Thesis Defense by Brijonnay Madrigal – December 13th

    Determining ecotype presence and the call repertoire of killer whales (Orcinus orca) from passive acoustic monitoring near Point Hope, Alaska in the Southeastern Chukchi Sea A Thesis Defense by Brijonnay Madrigal …
  • Thesis Defense by Sharon Hsu – December 13th

    Thesis Defense by Sharon Hsu – December 13th

    Using stable isotopes to determine foraging areas of leatherback turtles: limitations of the isotope tracking technique in the western Atlantic Ocean A Thesis Defense by Sharon Hsu The Vertebrate Ecology …
  • Thesis Defense by Steven Cunningham – November 22nd

    Thesis Defense by Steven Cunningham – November 22nd

    Physical and Biological Consequences of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) Removals Within a Central California Kelp Forest A Thesis Defense by Steven Cunningham The Phychology Lab Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at …
  • Thesis Defense by Cynthia Michaud-November 18th

    Thesis Defense by Cynthia Michaud-November 18th

    Effects of Phytoplankton Composition and Biominerals on the Episodic Pulses of Particulate Organic Carbon to Abyssal Depths A Thesis Defense by Cynthia Michaud The Physical Oceanography Lab Monday, November 18th, …
  • Thesis Defense by Elizabeth Ramsay – August 9

    Thesis Defense by Elizabeth Ramsay – August 9

    Morphological variability within Dictyoneurum californicum and Dictyoneurum reticulatum along a wave exposure gradient on the Monterey Peninsula A Thesis Defense by Elizabeth Ramsay The Phycology Lab Friday, August 9th, 2019 …
  • Thesis Defense by Katie Harrington-July 11th

    Thesis Defense by Katie Harrington-July 11th

    Seasonal time-energy allocation of an island-restricted Falconid, the Striated Caracara, using a low-cost, open-source inertial movement GPS logger A Thesis Defense by Katie Harrington Vertebrate Ecology Lab Thursday, July 11th, …
  • Thesis Defense by Amanda Heidt-June 5th

    Thesis Defense by Amanda Heidt-June 5th

    Spatial characterization of meiofaunal community diversity along the California coast and potential abiotic drivers A Thesis Defense by Amanda Heidt Invertebrate Molecular Ecology Lab Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 4 …