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January 23, 2006

Five grad students receive grants for interdisciplinary research

By Tim Stephens

Five UCSC graduate students have been awarded small grants to support their interdisciplinary research in the areas of ocean health and marine-related environmental change.

The grants, administered by the Center for the Dynamics and Evolution of the Land-Sea Interface (CDELSI), are made possible by an anonymous donation intended to foster outstanding interdisciplinary graduate education in coastal environmental change at UCSC. Students will each receive $2,700 to be used for research expenses related to their cross-disciplinary work.

This year's recipients and their research topics are:

Frank Black, Ph.D. student in environmental toxicology
Upwelling of Dimethylmercury in Monterey Bay as a Potential Source of Monomethylmercury to the Atmosphere and Coastal Rainwater

Cristie Boone, Ph.D. student in anthropology
Prehistoric Fishing Practices in the Monterey Bay, with Potential Effects on Local Marine Ecosystems

Melissa Foley, Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology
Nearshore Iron Concentration and Kelp Beds along the Big Sur Coast

Katie Alt Griffith, Ph.D. student in ocean sciences
Distribution of Cuscuta salina at Elkhorn Slough

Stacy Jupiter, Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology
From Cane to Coral Reefs: Ecosystem Connectivity and Estuarine and Marine Responses to Land Use Intensification

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