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.

Upcoming Thesis Defenses

  • 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 …

Recent Thesis Defenses

  • 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 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 …
  • Thesis Defense by Heather Barrett-May 24th

    Thesis Defense by Heather Barrett-May 24th

    The energetic cost of human disturbance on the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) A Thesis Defense by Heather Barrett Vertebrate Ecology Lab Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 4 pm …
  • Thesis Defense by Jessica Jang-March 29th

    Thesis Defense by Jessica Jang-March 29th

    Reproductive strategies of the Big Skate (Beringraja binoculata, Girard 1855) with evidence of multiple paternity A Thesis Defense by Jessica J. Jang Pacific Shark Research Center Friday, March 29th, 2019 …
  • Thesis Defense by Stephen Pang-April 12th

    Thesis Defense by Stephen Pang-April 12th

    The effect of sex ratio on the reproductive biology of two sex changing fish (Lythrypnus dalli and Rhinogobiops nicholsii) A Thesis Defense by Stephen Pang The Ichthyology Lab Friday, April …
  • Thesis Defense by Melissa Nehmans-March 29th

    Thesis Defense by Melissa Nehmans-March 29th

    The Life History of Etompterus granulosis, the Southern Lantern Shark,  from the Southwestern Indian Ocean A Thesis Defense by Melissa Nehmens Pacific Shark Research Center Friday, March 29th, 2019 at …
  • Thesis Defense by Alex Olson – December 3rd, 2018

    Thesis Defense by Alex Olson – December 3rd, 2018

    The Biogeochemical Behavior and Speciation of Mercury in the Sea Surface Microlayer: Implications for Transport to Watersheds via Fog A Thesis Defense by Alex Olson Chemical Oceanography Lab Monday, December …