Former Students

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Antonio Alicea:

Vocalizations and behavior of the Antillean and Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus), individual variability and geographical comparison

Josh Adams:

Foraging ecology of Cassin’s Auklet in the California Channel Islands.

Casey Clark:

Intra-annual variability in population parameters as indicators of humpback whale migratory behavior

Cheryl L. Baduini:

Feeding ecology of the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) relative to distribution and abundance of prey. 1995 M.S. Thesis, San José State University.

Scott Benson:

Ecosystem studies of marine mammals and seabirds in Monterey Bay, CA. 1996-99. 2002. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Nancy Black:

Behavior and ecology of Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) in Monterey Bay, California. 1994 M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University.

Jenny L. Boyd:

Analysis of mysticete sounds: production, reception, and underwater propagation. 1992. M.A. Thesis, San Jose State University. 161 p.

Tiffini Brookens:

Trace element concentrations in the Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardii, in Central and Northern California. 2006 M.S. Thesis, California State University Monterey Bay. 101 p.

Louise Brooks:

Foraging Ecology of East Pacific green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in Bahia Magdalena. B.C.S., Mexico. 2005

Elizabeth A. Brown:

Species composition and foraging ecology of migrant shorebirds on coastal beaches of Monterey Bay. 1996. M.S. Thesis, California State University Stanislaus. 65 p.

Patience Browne:

Estimating the condition of juvenile California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) off central and southern California using blood chemistries. 1995. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Stanislaus. 91p.

Matthew A. Burd:

Aerobic bacteria of northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) pups on the Pribilof (USA) Islands and Medny (USSR) Island. 1992 M.S. Thesis, San José State University.

Julia Burrows:

From wind to whales: Marine mammal response to ecosystem variability in Monterey Bay, California. 2009. M.S. Thesis, San José State University.

Janey Burger-Fadely:

Vocal recognition by little penguins (Eudyptula minor) on Philip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Barbie L. Byrd:

Abundance, distribution, food habits, and prey availability of the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in northern Monterey Bay, California. 2001 M.S. Thesis, California State University, Stanislaus. 88 p.

Pamela E. Byrnes:

Habitat use, behavior, and morphology of herons and egrets in Elkhorn Slough, California . 1997. M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University.

Ryan Carle:

Sex-specific seasonal diet shifts and chick provisioning patterns in Rhinoceros Auklets.

Salvatore Cerchio:

Geographic variation and cultural evolution in songs of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the eastern North Pacific. 1993. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Lisa C. Cheney:

An assessment of genetic variation within and between sea otter (Enhydra lutris) populations off Alaska and California. 1995. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Sarah Connors:

Shorebird distribution in a changing environment: seasonal patterns at Elkhorn Slough. 2003. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Nicole L. Crane:

Sound production of gray whales, Eschrictius robustus, along their migration route. 1992. M.S. Thesis, San José State University.

James M. Curland:

Effects of disturbance on sea otters (Enhydra lutris) near Monterey, California. 1997 M.S. Thesis, San José State University.

Barbara E. Curry:

Facial anatomy of the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli). 1991. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University

Erica Donnelly:

Prey and Plastic Ingestion of Pacific Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) Collected in Monterey Bay, California

Eric J. Dorfman:

Distribution, behavior, and food habits of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Monterey Bay. 1990. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Tomoharu Eguchi:

Morphology of the Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) using Elkhorn Slough, California, and their movements and diving behavior in the Monterey Bay area. 1998. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Fresno. 105 p.

Veronica B. Estelle:

Spring foraging of Sanderling (Calidris alba) in response to aggregations of Emerita analoga megalopae. 1991. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Janey B. Fadely:

Vocal recognition by Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. 1991. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Daniela M. Feinholz:

Pacific coast bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli) in Monterey Bay, California. 1996. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 78p.

Danielle Frechette:

Impacts of avian predation on juvenile salmonids in central California watersheds. 2010. M.S. Thesis, San José State University. 117p.

Theresa Friend:

Cephalopod remains from stomachs of sperm whales that mass-stranded on the Oregon coast. 2004. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Stanislaus.

Corinne Gibble:

Food habits of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in San Francisco Bay, CA. 2011 M.S. Thesis. San Jose State University

Emily Golson:

Predicting oil spill impacts on southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis): Application of a mechanistic movement model

Tanya Graham:

Foraging ecology of Leatherback Sea Turtles in Monterey Bay, CA. 2009 M.S. Thesis. San Francisco State University.

Denise Greig:

Pregnancy and parturition rates of harbor seals in Monterey Bay, California.2002 M.S. Thesis. San Jose State University. 68 p.

Laurie Hall:

Characterizing dispersal patterns and social systems of Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) using microsatellites. 2008 M.S. Thesis, California State University, Monterey Bay

Craig A. Hawkinson:

    Feeding ecology of gray whales in Agate Bay, California, summers 1990 and 1991. 1992 M.S. Thesis, San José State University.

Laird A. Henkel:

The distribution and abundance of nearshore marine birds in Monterey Bay, California. 2003. M.S. Thesis, California State University Monterey Bay.

Michelle M. Hester:

Abundance, reproduction, and prey of Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata, on Año Nuevo Island. 1998. M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University. 57p.

Brian Hoover:

Physical and biological factors affecting the distribution patterns of black-legged kittiwakes and thick-billed murres in the southeastern Bering Sea, AK

Stephanie Hughes:

Vibrio with virulence genes detected in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) off California: are humans in California at risk of a Vibrio outbreak?

Nathan Jones:

Spatiotemporal patterns in diet and habitat use of black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) and thick-billed murres (Uria lomvia) in the Bearing Sea

Carol Keiper:

Marine mammals off central California relative to hydrography; 1986-94, 1997-99. 2001. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Thomas R. Kieckhefer:

Feeding ecology of humpback whales in continental shelf waters near Cordell Bank, California. 1992. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Linda A. Kuhnz:

Microhabitats and home range of the California legless lizard using biotelemetry. 2000. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Anu Kumar:

Presence of blue and fin whales off central California using acoustical tracking methods.

Margaret M. Lamont:

Genetic substructure of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) off Washington, Oregon, and California. 1995. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Stanislaus.

Michelle E. Lander:

Success of free-ranging and rehabilitated harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) pups in the wild. 1998. M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University. 107 p.

Jacqueline Lindsey:

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Deasy Lontoh:

Variation in tissue stable isotopes, body size, and reproduction of western Pacific leatherback turtles

Daniela Maldini:

Pacific coast bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus gilli) in Monterey Bay, California. 1996. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

John W. Mason:

Distribution and abundance of seabirds in Monterey Bay, California. 1997. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Fresno.

Melinda Nakagawa:

Sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) response to wind variability in the California Current

Tenaya Norris:

Foraging behavior, habitat, health, and survival of resident and translocated Hawaiian monk seals at Nihoa Island, Hawaii. San Jose State. 2013

Suzanne Manugian:

Movements and survival of harbor seals.

Elizabeth McHuron:

Health implications of mercury, selenium, and a red pelage in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) off central California. San Jose State. 2012

Doreen G. Moser:

Trace element and organochlorine compounds in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) along the Pacific coast. 1996. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 67 p.

Hannah Nevins:

Diet, demography, and diving behavior of the Common Murre (Uria aalge) in central California. 2004. M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University. 113 p.

Teri Nicholson:

Social structure and underwater behavior of harbor seals in southern Monterey Bay, California

Thomas F. Norris:

Effects of boat noise on the singing behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). 1995. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 69 p.

Anthony J. Orr:

Foraging characteristics and activity patterns of the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus californianus) in the Bay of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. 1998. M.S. Thesis, California State University Fresno. 116 p.

Lizabeth D. Osnes-Erie:

Food habits of common dolphin (Delphinus delphis and D. capensis) and off California. 1999. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 56 p.

Dion S. Oxman:

Seasonal abundance, movements, and food habits of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in Elkhorn Slough, California. 1995. M.S. Thesis, California State University, Stanislaus.

Elizabeth Phillips:

Captive feeding study of Pacific harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardii) improves species-specific consumption estimates.

Jennifer L. Parkin:

Ecology of breeding Caspian Terns (Sterna caspia) in Elkhorn Slough, California. 1998. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Kimberley L. Raum-Suryan:

Distribution, abundance, habitat use, and respiration patterns of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) off the northern San Juan Islands, Washington. 1995. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 79 p.

Gillian Rhett:

Whale fall meiofauna community analysis.

James W. Scholten:

Behavioral variations of Brandt’s Cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus). 1999. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 31 p.

Christopher H. Starbird:

Internesting movements and behavior of hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricta) around Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. 1993. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Craig S. Strong:

Ventilation patterns and behavior of balaenopterid whales in the Gulf of California, Mexico. 1990. M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University.

Robert M. Suryan:

Pupping phenology, disturbance, movements, and dive patterns of the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina richardsi) off the northern San Juan Islands of Washington. 1995. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 75 p.

Joelle Sweeney:

Variables affecting hard part recovery from scats and spew of California sea Lions. 2008 M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University.

Angela R. Szesciorka:

Dive behavior and habitat use of humpback whales off northern California and behavioral response to ships. 2015. M.Sc. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Bernie R. Tershey:

Body size, diet, habitat use, and social behavior of balaenopteran whales in the Gulf of California, Mexico. 1993. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University.

Kate Thomas:

Movement, dive behavior, and survival of the California sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) post-rehabilitation for domoic acid toxicity. 2007. M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University.

Amanda K. Toperoff:

Examination of diet of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) from central California using stomach contents and stable isotope analysis from multiple tissues. 2002. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 103 p.

Michael L. Torok:

Movements, daily activity patterns, dive behavior, and food habits of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in San Francisco Bay, California. 1994. M.S. Thesis, California State University Stanislaus.

Stephen J. Trumble:

Abundance, movements, dive behavior, food habits, and mother-pup interactions of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) near Monterey Bay, California. 1995. M.S. Thesis, California State University Fresno. 100 p.

Lisa Webb:

Foraging ecology of Brandt’s Cormorants in Monterey Bay.

Michael J. Weise:

Abundance, food habits, and annual fish consumption of California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) and its impacts on salmonid fisheries in Monterey Bay, California. 2000. M.S. Thesis, San Jose State University. 103 p.

Sarah M. Wilkin:

Nocturnal foraging ecology and activity budget of the sea otter (Enhydra lutris) in Elkhorn Slough, California. 2003 M.S. Thesis, San Francisco State University. 56 p.

Kristine Williams:

Hematology and serum chemistries in California sea lions.

Colleen Young:

Disturbance of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) by vessels in John Hopkins Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. 2009. M.S Thesis, San Jose State University.