Randi joined the University of California in early 2021 as a Laboratory Assistant. She monitors acute and chronic toxicity tests, maintains cultures of marine and freshwater toxicity test organisms, and contributes to the overall operation of the lab. Randi also helps conduct seasonal, statewide field collections of watershed sediment samples for the Stream Pollution Trends (SPoT) Monitoring Program under SWAMP. Randi is a graduate student at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories working on her M.S. in Marine Science. She is deeply interested in population genomics and ecology, and their applications in conservation management. Randi's thesis work involves genetic analysis of marine parasite population structure and dispersal capacity and how they may be affected by human impacts such as biodiversity loss.
2020 B.S. Biology, California State University, Monterey Bay
Robert Luckert, email@example.com
Robert joined the US Army reserves in 1984 as a light wheeled mechanic but spent most of his time there working with improved ribbon bridges and with AVLB bridges with the 13 th Engineer Battalion 7th infantry. He then worked as a carpenter and a maintenance technician for Radionics Corporation. In 1994, he became a general contractor/builder working on homes large and small and commercial buildings all over the Monterey Bay area. During that time, he earned his credentials as an ICC Building Inspector as well as a Building Plans Examiner. Here at Granite Canyon Robert takes care of the maintenance and capital improvements of the 5 acre grounds, and the facilities of 7 buildings and seawater pumping station.
Laura McCalla, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura has been a Staff Research Associate I with the University of California since 2015 at the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory – Granite Canyon. She assists with the culture of marine and freshwater toxicity test organisms, receiving, processing, and organizing environmental samples (aquatic and sediment) for the application of acute and chronic toxicity tests, and calibrating, operating, and maintaining analytical equipment. Laura also contributes to planning the logistics and carrying out seasonal, statewide field collections of watershed sediment samples for the Stream Pollution Trends (SPoT) Monitoring Program under SWAMP. Additionally, she performs data management and quality control, as well as GIS mapping projects.
Previous research experience includes conducting salmonid spawning surveys and quantitative habitat assessments in Northern California, assisting with determining the effects of various experimental diets on red drum fish under laboratory conditions designed to mimic seasonal fish hatchery settings, and aiding with population assessments of the Comal Springs riffle beetle within the Edwards Aquifer system of Central Texas. Laura also spent several years teaching outdoor-based marine science programs on the Texas Gulf Coast, Catalina Island, and the Maine Coast.
Through her graduate research, Laura assessed pharmaceutical, pesticide, and herbicide occurrences in groundwater within the vicinity of a future large-scale housing development and associated golf course. She also monitored stormwater runoff within a drainage basin of the study site. Laura enjoys merging this knowledge of aquatic pollution with her marine biology background to aid in the preservation of freshwater, estuarine, and marine environments on the West Coast.
2008 B.S. Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston.
2012 M.S. Aquatic Resources, Texas State University - San Marcos.
Bryn Phillips, email@example.com
Bryn Phillips has been a Research Specialist with the University of California since 1992. He designs and conducts research projects to assess ambient water and sediment quality in marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments. His projects include : integrating and interpreting synoptic data from chemical and toxicological, developing toxicity assessment techniques, evaluating acute and chronic effects of pollutants, and coordinating and conducting aquatic and sediment toxicity tests and research projects.
1989 B.S. Zoological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach 1995 M.S. Marine Sciences, San Jose State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Katie Siegler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Siegler works on coastal watershed research and policy. She assists the sampling and logistics for the Stream Pollution Trends (SPoT) Program, a statewide monitoring program under the umbrella of SWAMP. She has previously worked with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary as the Agriculture Water Quality Coordinator, and in laboratory and field research positions in California, Alaska, Mexico, and Central America.
1996 B.A., Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz,
2001 M.S., Environmental Science & Management, The Bren School, UC Santa Barbara
Ron Tjeerdema, email@example.com
Dr. Tjeerdema is Associate Dean/Professor of the college of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis (click here.)