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Pat McMillan
Pat McMillan (Former Staff Research Associate)
Email: pmcmillan @ gmx.com
   
   
   

Curiculum Vitae:

EDUCATION:

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Francisco State University, M.S. 2003
University of California, San Diego, B.S. 1995

ACADEMIC RESEARCH EXPERIENCES:

M.S. Thesis Research.
“Microhabitat Distributions of Juvenile Hydrothermal Vent Gastropods”.  Recruitment patterns of juvenil gastropods that settled within a five-month period at 90 N East Pacific Rise.  My research involves identifying the gastropods, using dissecting and scanning electron microscopes, to determine distribution.  The resultant juvenile distribution patterns is then compared to the adults of the same species.  Also, determining whether post-settlement processes effect the observed distributions using caged vs. uncaged settling blocks.
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Hydrothermal vent larvae dispersal, settlement and recruitment
Benthic ecology
Larval ecology

ORGANIZATIONS:

American Geophysical Union
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Western Society of Naturalists

AWARDS:

David and Lucille Packard Fund for Graduate Research and Travel
Dr. Earl H. and Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust Grant
President’s honor at Mira Costa College

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