Four MS degrees
This year we saw four of the graduate students finish-off the elusive last steps of their Masters degrees. A huge congratulations to all of them. The lab ceiling will never be the same.
Matthew Sutton (Biology) - Effect of exotic grass removal and native seed augmentation on re-establishment of common oak understory species on Santa Catalina island, California
Aaron Cohodas (Environmental Studies) - Impact of enhanced atmospheric nitrogen deposition on photosynthetic physiology of Ambrosia dumosa in the Mojave Desert
Travis Reilly (Environmental Studies) - Changes of hyperspectral reflectance in Ambrosia dumosa following supplemental soil nitrogen additions
Ryan Johnson (Environmental Studies) - Responses of native California sage scrub plants to experimental coastal and interior meteorological conditions
Big-Time congratulations to Becca
Rebecca Hernandez (MS 2009) defended her PhD dissertation at Stanford University and has moved to Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories at the University of California for postdoctoral research on renewable energy and energy informatics.
Leading the next generation of scientists
Shaun Evola (MS 2007) had a very successful year leading the Science Olympiad students at Kraemer Middle school to the State Championships (then he went fishing in Patagonia).