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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Upcoming Thesis Defenses

  • Thesis Defense by Arie Dash – January 29th

    Thesis Defense by Arie Dash – January 29th

    "Multi-Tissue Analysis of Combined Fluctuating Environmental Stressors in Juvenile Copper Rockfish, Sebastes caurinus" A Thesis Defense by Arie Dash Ichthyology Lab Live-Stream | January 29th, 2024 at 2:30 pm PDT …

Recent Thesis Defenses

  • Thesis Defense by Jackson Hoeke – Dec. 15th

    Thesis Defense by Jackson Hoeke – Dec. 15th

    "Seasonal dynamics of the introduced sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis in the Elkhorn Slough, California, USA" A Thesis Defense by Jackson Hoeke Invertebrate Ecology Lab Zoom | Live-Stream | December 15th, 2023 …
  • Thesis Defense by Sydney Mcdermott – Dec. 13

    Thesis Defense by Sydney Mcdermott – Dec. 13

    "Into the Deep: Impacts of Natural and Artificial Substrates in the Deep Sea" A Thesis Defense by Sydney Mcdermott Invertebrate Ecology Lab Zoom | Live-Stream | December 13th, 2023 at …
  • Thesis Defense by Alex Lapides – Nov. 27

    Thesis Defense by Alex Lapides – Nov. 27

    "The Feeding Habits and Selectivity of Siphonophores in Monterey Bay" A Thesis Defense by Alex Lapides Invertebrate Ecology Lab Zoom | Live-Stream | November 27th, 2023 at 12:00 pm PDT …
  • Thesis Defense by Isaak Haberman – December 8

    Thesis Defense by Isaak Haberman – December 8

    "Drivers of intertidal purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) reproductive capacity and the implications for kelp forest recovery" A Thesis Defense by Isaak Haberman Invertebrate Ecology Lab | Live-Stream | December …
  • Thesis Defense by Melissa Palmisciano – December 8th

    Thesis Defense by Melissa Palmisciano – December 8th

    "Assessing the effects of upwelling-driven pH and dissolved oxygen variability on juvenile rockfishes" A Thesis Defense by Melissa Palmisciano Ichthyology Lab Zoom | December 8th, 2023 at 10 am PDT …
  • Thesis Defense by Kameron Strickland

    Thesis Defense by Kameron Strickland

    "Habitat-mediated efficacy of 360 degree diver-operated video for quantitative surveys of California reef fishes" A Thesis Defense by Kameron Strickland Ichthyology Lab Zoom | Live-Stream | November 13th, 2023 at …
  • Thesis Defense by Ryan Chiu

    Thesis Defense by Ryan Chiu

    "Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Biogeochemical Responses in a Tidally Restricted Moro Cojo Slough" A Thesis Defense by Ryan Chiu Physical Oceanography Lab Zoom | Live-Stream | November 8th, 2023 at 3:00 …
  • Thesis Defense by Kayla Roy – July 17

    Thesis Defense by Kayla Roy – July 17

    "White Abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) Restoration Aquaculture: An Assessment of Formulated Diets and Probiotics" A Thesis Defense by Kayla Roy Aquaculture Lab Zoom | Live-Stream | July 17th, 2022 at 12:00 …
  • Thesis Defense by Parker Forman – July 19th

    Thesis Defense by Parker Forman – July 19th

    "Influence of intrinsic factors on at-sea behavior of late chick-rearing emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) at Cape Crozier, Ross Island, Antarctica" A Thesis Defense by Parker Forman Vertebrate Ecology Lab Zoom …
  • Thesis Defense by Katie Cieri – April 19th

    Thesis Defense by Katie Cieri – April 19th

    "Composition and Distribution of Fish Assemblages in Cap de Creus Natural Park in Relation to Marine Protection, Depth, and Habitat" A Thesis Defense by Katie Cieri Fisheries and Conservation Biology …