Emily Montgomery

Emily Montgomery

Graduate Student

Email: emontgomery@mlml.calstate.edu


Emily received her undergraduate degree from Whittier College in 2020. While at Whittier, she got the opportunity to contribute to multiple research projects, including one that worked with WWF Hong Kong to study an invasive vine species in the Mai Po Nature Reserve mangrove forests in Yuen Long, HK.

Emily joined the phycology lab in 2020, and she is interested in studying the effects of energy availability on the acidity of noxious seaweeds. Along with conducting research at MLML, Emily also works in the school's IT department as a Help Desk Technician and is a co-editor of the student-run Drop In Blog.

Research Interests: 
  • Seaweed physiological adaptations for predator deterrence
  • Nutrient cycling in Kelp forests
  • Trophic interactions
  • Species distribution and abundance