Marine Science Alumnus Nacho Vilchis Defends Dissertation at Scripps

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nacho Vilchis, Marine Science and Environmental Studies alumnus, defended his dissertation on June 1 at the Seaside Forum at Scripps Institute of Oceanography.  A Tijuana, Mexico, native, Vilchis has strong ties to USD--in addition to getting his undergraduate degree at USD, he worked closely with Sue Lowery, PhD (Biology), Drew Talley, PhD (Marine Science and Environmental Studies), and Theresa Talley (Biology, adjunct).  His dissertation is entitled "A retrospective study of ecosystem effects of the 1976/77 regime shift in the eastern Pacific warm pool" and his committee includes some of the biggest names in the field.

The department would like to extend a big congratulations to Nacho Vilchis.

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