A recent paper in Estuaries & Coasts by graduate student Maddie Harvey investigates the “Effects of Elevated Sea Levels and Waves on Southern California Estuaries During the 2015–2016 El Niño.” The 2015-2016 El Niño resulted in larger waves and water levels along with lower than usual precipitation along the Southern California coastline. This allowed for an opportunity to investigate estuarine … Read More
These positions are now closed. Postdoc in small plume/surfzone interactions at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Center for Coastal Studies, UCSD, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to work on an NSF-funded project aiming to improve our understanding of the fate of small river plumes as they interact with the surfzone. This work has … Read More
25 – 26 November 2019 – We deployed hydrodynamic & biosensor moorings in Los Peñasquitos Lagoon as part of our NOAA NCCOS Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP) field experiments. Unfortunately our Tijuana Estuary deployments have been postponed due to poor water quality conditions. This work was recently featured by KPBS!
14 – 22 November 2019 – We have been preparing for our NOAA NCCOS Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP) field deployments. This includes gathering oysters from our field sites, attaching biosensors to them, programming hydrodynamic instruments, and preparing moorings. Prior test deployments with an undergraduate research team were highlighted here. Now we are collaborating with Dr. Luke Miller and MS student Gabby … Read More
06 November 2019 – We have a new Dr! Dr. Madeleine Harvey defended her dissertation on November 6th and submitted all paperwork at the end of November so that she is now officially a Dr. Congratulations Maddie!!! Amazing work pulling together a truly unique set of estuarine measurements and a beautifully done presentation. Maddie will be sticking around the lab … Read More
06 September 2019 – Sarah presented at the Flood Management Association (FMA) annual conference field tour of the Tijuana Estuary. Topics included estuarine flooding risk from both upstream and the ocean and the interactions with estuarine health and coastal water pollution.
22 July 22 – 23 August 2019 – New PhD student Duncan Wheeler attended the Estuarine and Coastal Fluid Dynamics course this summer at UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratories. This 5-week intensive course is led by Dr. Parker MacCready (UW) and Dr. Rocky Geyer (WHOI) and is a crash course in estuarine and coastal dynamics including not only lectures but also hands-on … Read More
07 August, 2019 – presentation at the Tijuana Estuary Research Symposium. We presented our NOAA NCCOS CHRP project results to date at this interdisciplinary research symposium hosted by the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR). Scientists, engineers, and managers shared related projects and we discussed management needs and triggers for ecological and estuarine health.
06 August 2019 – NOAA NCCOS Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP) program manager Kimberly Puglise met with our team to discuss our project and visited one of our two field sites, Los Peñasquitos Lagoon. The project is investigating the causes and consequences of hypoxic events in low-inflow estuaries using an interdisciplinary physical-biological approach incorporating both historical and conducting new field … Read More
16 – 21 June 2019, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Coastal Ocean Dynamics. Isa, Angelica, Alma, and Sarah all attended the 2019 GRC on Coastal Ocean Dynamics. It was an excellent conference filled with great talks and lively science discussions. Looking forward to another one in 2 years!