ESYS Senior Projects 2016-2017

Organization Topic Site Supervisor Faculty Mentor
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Sirovic lab Effects of mid-frequency active sonar on Blue Whale D-calling Ana Sirovic Ana Sirovic
J. Craig Venter Institute Physiological role of light harvesting complex proteins in pennate diatoms Niu Du Andrew Allen
California Sea Grant - Scripps Institution of Oceanography Building climate resilience in urban coastal canyon ecosystems Theresa Talley Theresa Talley
San Diego River Park Foundation Education evaluation program with San Diego River Park Foundation Bob Forthun Heather Henter
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Dickson Lab Development and testing of simple economical alkalinity titration system Andrew Dickson Andrew Dickson
Division of Biological Sciences - Shurin Lab Analysis of fish development along elevation gradients Jonathan Shurin Jonathan Shurin
City of Del Mar Planning and urban development - Climate action planning and implementation Kathleen Garcia Kathleen Garcia
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Alford Lab Analysis of near inertial wave mechanisms Arnaud LeBoyer Matthew Alford
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Smith Lab Analyzing benthic communities, Fish abundance and runoff in The Gulf and Caribbean Abigail Cannon Jennifer Smith
UC San Diego - Environment, Health and Safety  Office RO/DI Water system evaluation - pH & water conservation Valerie Fanning Leslie Lewis
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Keeling lab Development of Laser CO2 Isotope Analyzer Bill Paplawsky Ralph Keeling
City of San Diego Storm Water Division City of San Diego Stormwater Monitoring Heather Krish David Holway
City of Encinitas City of Encinitas Water Quality Monitoring Mayela Manasjan Heather Henter
U.S.G.S. CA Water Science Center Montebello oil field monitoring Matt Landon Kevin Brown
Division of Biological Sciences - Henter Lab DNA barcoding protocols for different orders of insects Heather Henter Heather Henter
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Smith Lab Abundance and growth of calcifying organisms in corallimorph removal plots at Palmyra Atoll Clinton Edwards Jennifer Smith
UCSD Sustainability Resource Center Grow UCSD - Developing a proposal for the UC San Diego Arboretum Jennifer Bowser Julie Wartell
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Taylor lab Effects of ocean acidification on juvenile CA spiny lobster Kaitlyn Lowder Jennifer Taylor
City of San Diego Transportation & Storm Water Storm Water Mitigation Project Jamie Kennedy Leslie Lewis
Kasai Consulting Kasai Consulting EHS Internship David Burcin Eric Allen
County of San Diego, Dept. of Public Works - Recycling and Solid Waste Section Planning Cost benefit analysis of disposables and reusables for San Diego County Michael Wonsidler Mark Jacobsen
Zero Waste San Diego Community Outreach and Programming Intern Rich Flammer Eric Allen
UCSD Newspaper - The Guardian  Environmental Science and Campus Sustainability Correspondent -  UCSD Guardian Newspaper Kim McDonald Eric Allen
Climate Action Campaign Waste Policy Research Internship Carolina Rodriguez-Adjunta Zoltan Hajnal
UC San Diego - Environment, Health and Safety  Office Update environmental policy & regulations on UCSD EH&S website Valerie Fanning Jennifer Taylor
UCSD Sustainability Resource Center Sustainability Certificate for UCSD Students, Discovering Sustainability Award Program Jennifer Bowser Leslie Lewis
City of San Diego - Solid Waste LEA Analysis of relationship between tire violations and illegal tire dumping William Prinz Eric Allen
Center for Sustainable Energy San Diego Clean Cities Coalition - Reducing dependence on fossil fuels Michael Terreri Steven Mayfield
City of Escondido, Utilities Department Research on potential sources of pollutants to the City of Escondido Storm Drain System Kimberly Silva / Helen Davies Geoffrey Cook
SIO - Complex Systems Lab Computational models of ocean-grabbing in Somali case study Brad Werner Brad Werner
CASPO - Center for Western Weather Water Extremes Study of atmostpheric rivers & adaptation of a video annotation software to help formulate metadata Scott Sellars Marty Ralph/Jane Teranes
Rogers Community Garden Anaerobic Digestion Zack Osborn Eric Allen
UC San Diego - Student Sustainability Collective Consumer Waste at UC San Diego Jennifer Bowser Mark Jacobsen
San Elijo Joint Powers Authority Mapping customer usage of reclaimed water and finding low water pressure solutions Paul Kinkel Kevin Brown
UCSD Chemisty and Biochemistry - Burkart Lab Characterizing and engineering Chlamydomonar reinhartii ACYL Carrier Protein Thomas Bartholow Michael Burkart
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Carlsbad Office Tracking compliance under the Endangered Species Act David Zoutendyk Theresa Talley
UCSD Facilities Design and Construction UCSD Burrow Pit Feasability Study Ross Kunishige Keith Pezzoli
UCSD Sustainability Resource Center UC Carbon Neutrality Initative Student Fellowship Jennifer Bowser Jan Kleissl
UC San Diego - Environment, Health and Safety  Office Storm Water Treatment Evaluation Kimberly O'Connell Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Carlsbad Office Defining Flying Squirrel Habitat in the San Bernardino Mountains Clark Winchell Carolyn Kurle
Division of Biological Sciences - Shurin Lab Biofuel experiements with different species of algae Jonathan Shurin Jonathan Shurin
HELIX Environmental Planning Defining Successful Habitat Restoration Influences Chelita Borbon Scott Rifkin