Alex presented a talk with an update of her Master research on Pismo clam presence, habitat associations, and reproductive patterns in California. This conference is an annual meeting for the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association and West Coast Section of the National Shellfisheries Association! This year the conference was held in Portland, OR.
She thanks the National Shellfisheries Association which provided travel funding for her to present at this conference and revel in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest!
Our lab is excited to welcome Erin Johnston as a Master student in September of 2019. Before joining the lab at Cal Poly, Erin worked on yellowtail (Seriola dorsalis, formerly Seriola lalandi) distribution, life history, and age in the Southern California Bight in San Diego, where she received her BS in Marine Biology from UCSD. She then worked on recreational fisheries catch data in Orange and LA County for the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife. She will be investigating the effects of climate variability on nearshore groundfish species of the Central California coast in collaboration with the Wendt lab.
Welcome Erin! :)