Alumni News


LOREN MCCLENACHAN (Ph.D. 2009) and JEFFREY O’HARA (Ph.D. Economics 2007) were in the same CMBC Summer bootcamp.  They’ve reunited to collaborate on a new paper published in Marine Policy on institutional purchasing of local seafood.

Factors influencing ‘Sea to School’ purchases of local seafood products

KATHRYN (KATE) FURBY (Ph.D. 2017) our first SIO PIER graduate. Awarded the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship.  Kate will spend this summer writing for the Washington Post.
  AYANA JOHNSON (PH.D. 2011).  If I published all Ayana’s news items, there would be no room for others.  Here’s her latest story, published in the LA Times:
What the Trump administration doesn’t understand about ocean conservation
TARA WHITTY (PH.D. 2014) shared a major product of her dissertation.  Published in Ecology and the Environment, it reflect s the concepts and ways of thinking she learned at CMBC.

Find her paper here:

ALICIA AMERSON (MAS-2015) makes the local news!
“Whale watching in the age of drones


( Ph.D. 2010) with Dr. Mark Vermeji authored a paper with important coral reef conservation implications.

“Corals in Healthy Populations Produce More Larvae Per Unit Cover”Conservation Letters


CAROLINA BONIN (Ph.D. 2012) now Assistant Professor at Hampton University in Virginia

  BEN GILBERT (Ph.D. Economics 2011) now Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Mines in Golden,  Colorado

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