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 Kristin Saksa – August 20th

    Thesis Defense by Kristin Saksa – August 20th

      "Effects of climate change induced ocean acidification and hypoxia on larval gopher rockfish" A Thesis Defense by Kristin Saksa The Ichthyology Lab MLML Live-Stream | August 20, 2021 at …
  • Thesis Defense by Melissa Naugle – July 23 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Melissa Naugle – July 23 Livestream

      "Effects of Land-Based Sources of Pollution on Coral Thermotolerance" A Thesis Defense by Melissa Naugle The Invertebrate Ecology Lab MLML Live-Stream | July 23, 2021 at 10 am Melissa …
  • Thesis Defense by Holly Doerr – July 21 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Holly Doerr – July 21 Livestream

      "Species-specific transcriptomic responses of juvenile rockfish (Sebastes) to simulated future upwelling conditions" A Thesis Defense by Holly Doerr The Ichthyology Lab MLML Live-Stream | July 21, 2021 at 2 …
  • Thesis Defense by Rachel Brooks – July 2 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Rachel Brooks – July 2 Livestream

      "Geographic variation in the life history and demography of Canary Rockfish, Sebastes pinniger, along the U.S. West Coast" A Thesis Defense by Rachel Brooks The Ichthyology Lab MLML Live-Stream …
  • Thesis Defense by Jennifer Tackaberry – May 17 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Jennifer Tackaberry – May 17 Livestream

      "Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, feeding dynamics from the perspective of the individual: Insights from demography, life history, and bio-logging" A Thesis Defense by Jennifer Tackaberry The Vertebrate Ecology Lab …
  • Thesis Defense by Gregory Bongey – May 11 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Gregory Bongey – May 11 Livestream

      "Relationships between weathering and climate variability in a high-relief tropical region during the ice ages: IODP X363 offshore record of Papua New Guinea" A Thesis Defense by Gregory Bongey …
  • Thesis Defense by Justin Cordova – May 12 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Justin Cordova – May 12 Livestream

      "Descriptions of Deep-Sea Catsharks (Pentanchidae: Apristurus Garman 1913) from the Southwestern Indian Ocean" A Thesis Defense by Justin Cordova The Pacific Shark Research Center MLML Live-Stream | May 12, …
  • Thesis Defense by Matthew Jew – May 5 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Matthew Jew – May 5 Livestream

      "Evaluating the trophic habits and dietary overlap of two deep-sea catsharks (Apristurus brunneus and Parmaturus xaniurus) in central California" A Thesis Defense by Matthew Jew The Ichthyology Lab MLML Live-Stream …
  • Thesis Defense by Bonnie Brown – March 31 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Bonnie Brown – March 31 Livestream

      "Geographic and Ontogenetic Variation in the Trophic Ecology of Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) Along the U.S. West Coast" A Thesis Defense by Bonnie Brown The Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab …
  • Thesis Defense by Taylor Eddy – March 19 Livestream

    Thesis Defense by Taylor Eddy – March 19 Livestream

      "Multiscale habitat use and effects of resource availability on California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) population success" A Thesis Defense by Taylor Eddy The Invertebrate Zoology Lab MLML Live-Stream | …