Category Archives: Grad Life

Struggles with Mental Health while Writing a Graduate Thesis

My time as a student at Moss Landing have been some of the most enjoyable years of my life.  I have had the opportunity to learn from some wonderful professors, improve on my skills as a scientist, and do field … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Kids and a Career for $500, Alex

This week’s post is written by Holly Chiswell of the Chemical Oceanography Lab as a companion to our most recent Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) event, held at Moss Landing Marine Labs on February 21st.   I went hiking … Continue reading

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Habitat Mapping: Investigating Potential Impacts of the Soberanes Wildfires to the Big Sur Coastline

By: Jessie Doyle, Gilbert Mak, and Katie Szelong To wrap up our coverage of the Habitat Mapping class projects, this week’s post walks us through an investigation of the ways in which wildfires can impact both the physical condition of … Continue reading

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Habitat Mapping: The Fate of Wetlands at the Moss Landing Wildlife Area in Elkhorn Slough

We are back to covering class projects from Habitat Mapping this week. Julia Karo and Monica Appiano (“The Ladies”) will walk us through their study of marshland growth in Elkhorn Slough. Recently designated a Wetland of International Importance, the Slough … Continue reading

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Habitat Mapping: Changes in Dune and Beach Morphology on the Central Monterey Bay Coast from 2015 to 2018

  Blog Post Authors: Victoria Dickey of the Geological Oceanography lab. Amelia Labbe (not pictured).       Dunes are essential to protecting our low-lying coastal communities and agriculture fields here in Monterey from storms, waves, and erosion. The beautiful … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 3 students that defended in Fall 2018!

By June Shrestha, Ichthyology Lab. Please join me in congratulating the three masters students that defended their thesis research this fall! Laurel Lam, Ichthyology Alex Olson, Chemical Oceanography Holly Chiswell, Chemical Oceanography Read below to learn the main take-aways of their research!

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HERstory: “Turning the Tide” with Science Communication

This week’s post comes to us from Biological Oceanography student Sierra Helmann. When not studying phytoplankton for her thesis research, she works in guest experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and takes great pride in exposing young audiences to marine … Continue reading

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