January 3, 2000
professor of art history, has been elected or appointed to a number of positions
in the past year. She is serving a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors
of the Society of Architectural Historians and a one-year term on the society's nominating
committee. She was selected to serve as mentor for the 1999 Career Development Workshop
at the annual meeting of the College Art Association. She has been appointed to the
Committee for Medieval Academy Reprint Texts [MART] of the Medieval Academy of America
for a five-year term and has been elected to the Council of the Medieval Association
of the Pacific for a three-year term.
Sharon Kinoshita, associate professor of literature, has been elected to the Council
of the Medieval Association of the Pacific for a three-year term.
Friends of Long Marine Laboratory Student Research Awards
The research projects of 23 undergraduate and graduate students received support
this year from the Friends of Long Marine Laboratory Student Research Awards. The
awards, totaling $8,900, support research projects conducted at Long Marine Laboratory
or directed towards the understanding of some aspect of the Monterey Bay.
The Friends of Long Marine Lab Awards come from the interest generated by five different
endowments: The Jane McHenry Endowment, the Lillian McPherson Rouse Endowment, the
William Baye Heald Scholarship, the Friends of LML Endowment, and the Mark T. MacMillan
Award, which is specifically set aside for research in marine biology.
The following projects received awards this year:
- Peter Adams, graduate student, earth sciences: "Evaluation of wave
energy delivery and dissipation along the Monterey Bay shoreline."
- Arnold Ammann, graduate student, biology: "Patterns of reef fish
settlement in relation to oceanographic conditions in the Monterey Bay: A novel approach."
- Jennifer Brown, graduate student, marine biology: "Determining the
importance of estuarine and coastal nursery habitats to the maintenance of Monterey
Bay flatfish populations."
- Jessica Chapman, undergraduate, earth sciences: "Laboratory and field
development of a new method to reconstruct coastal water temperatures using Mg/Ca
measurements of California mussel shells."
- Scott Davis, graduate student, marine biology: "Abundance, Photo-identification,
and movement patterns of the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, at Año
- Roslynn Dunn, undergraduate, marine biology: "Spatial analysis of
coralline algae as a viable tool for paleoceanography."
- Samantha Forde, graduate student, marine biology: "Interactions between
recruitment intensity and post-recruitment processes: The effect of variation in
recruit density on community structure."
- Cynthia Hays, graduate student, marine biology: "Ecological consequences
of genetic variation in seagrasses."
- Rebecca Jacobs, graduate student, biology: "Investigating the adaptive
bleaching hypothesis: The mechanism and consequences of coral bleaching."
- Allison Luengen, graduate student, environmental toxicology: "Relationship
between immune system responses and containment concentrations for two species of
mussels (Mytilus californianus and Mytilus galloprovincialis/trossulus
- Dawn Murray, graduate student, marine biology: "The importance of
substrate types in the composition of rocky intertidal communities."
- Dawn Noren, graduate student, marine biology: "Body reserve utilization
strategies during the postweaning fast of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris):
Implications for survivorship."
- Michael Orlando, undergraduate, marine biology: "Determination of gastric
retention time in leopard sharks, Triakis semifasciata."
- Rudy Ortiz, graduate student, marine biology: "Salt and water balance
in the life history of naturally fasting northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
pups: Conservation vs. excretion."
- Lesley Perg, graduate student, earth sciences: "Long-term sediment
input to the Santa Cruz littoral cell: Using 10Be and 26Al as sediment tracers."
- Jay Rehor, undergraduate, earth sciences: "Prehistoric resource usage
and settlement patterns in Monterey Bay."
- Colleen Reichmuth, graduate student, ocean sciences: "The role of
meaningful acoustic signals in problem solving by California sea lions."
- Daria Siciliano, graduate student, marine biology: "Hyperspectral
remote sensing as a conservation tool for coastal and shallow marine ecosystems."
- Brandon Southall, graduate student, ocean sciences: "Bioacoustics of northern
elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) at Año Nuevo Island."
- Douglas Steding, graduate student, environmental toxicology: "Measurements
of low-level Hg species in rainwater and the atmosphere in Santa Cruz, California."
- Diana Steller, graduate student, marine biology: "Investigations
of coralline algae in multiple geographic environments."
- Aradhna Tripati, graduate student, earth sciences: "Effects of the
1997-1998 El Niño on water chemistry and mussel shell growth in Monterey Bay."
- Cope Willis, graduate student, earth sciences: "Delineating decadal
to century scale trends for central California beaches."