Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San Francisco State University,
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.
· Hydrothermal vent larvae dispersal, settlement and recruitment
· Benthic ecology
· Larval ecology
· American Geophysical Union
· American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
· Western Society of Naturalists
· David and Lucille Packard Fund for Graduate Research and Travel
· Dr. Earl H. and Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology
· Presidents honor at Mira Costa College