Spotlights

Keep up with the many activities and accomplishments of EOSC students, faculty, and alumni.

All Spotlights

  • Nicholas smiles for the camera.

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I was a double major with a BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science. I gr…

  • Two researchers collect coral samples

    One of USD Environmental and Ocean Sciences Department's outstanding alumni, Taylor Simpkins, who completed her Bachelors in Marine Science …

  • Cyprid species identified from plankton samples. (A) Pollicipes polymerus. (B) Chthamalus fissus. (C) Balanus glandula. (D) Tetraclita rubescens. (E) Balanus trigonus. (F) Megabalanus rosa. (G–J) four

    We are proud to announce a new paper published today by recent EOSC alum Malloree Hagerty! Malloree received her Masters of Science in Marin…

  • Distribution patterns of the Asian-African-Australian monsoon regions (green) and arid regions (yellow) in five geological periods during the Cenozoic. (a) mid-Paleocene (~60Ma); (b) late-Eocene (~40M

    USD professor in Environmental and Ocean Sciences Dr. Zhi-Yong Yin (AKA John Yin) collaborates with scientists from across the globe to stud…

  • Alicia stands in front of her poster

    Alicia Kelley is an environmental and ocean sciences major (Environmental Science Pathway) who is currently studying uranium concentrations …

  • Picture of trophy.

    We are proud to announce Environmental and Ocean Sciences professor Drew Talley, PhD, has been awarded Faculty Mentor of the Year by the TRI…

  • Elizabeth holds a start fish

    USD’s Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences is proud to announce Elizabeth Bushnell, a junior in the environmental and ocean …

  • Tyler stands next to his instrument on the beach.

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated in 2015 with a BA in Environmental Studies. What is your hometown? San …

  • Laura stands by a large metal instrument

    After graduating with her Masters of Science in July 2017, USD alumn Laura Schewebel was awarded the prestigious California Sea Grant State …

  • Anthony stands on the beach

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated from USD in Spring 2013 with Marine Science Major and Environmental Studi…

  • Elizabeth works in her lab.

    We are proud to announce that EOSC Marine Ecology Major Elizabeth Bushnell has been awarded the Alice B. Hayes Science Scholarship. Her acad…

  • Brendan is pointing out to sea

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated Class of 2013 with a B.A. in Marine Science and a Minor in Biology. What…

  • LeeAnna teaches.

    Dr. LeeAnna Chapman and her co-authors were awarded the 2018 Outstanding Paper Award for thier article Instructional Utility and L…

  • Darbi performing fieldwork in the Tijuana River Estuary

    Environmental and Ocean Science Graduate Student, Darbi Berry was awarded USD's Sustainability Hero award, please join us in congratulations…

  • Malloree sampling in the field

    Congrats to Malloree on her paper "Constrained nearshore larval distributions and thermal stratification" being officially published in the …

  • Dr. Michel Boudrias in the field

    Michel Boudrias, was awarded the "Drinan Award for Distinguished Service" this year.   The Drinan Award for Distinguished Service reco…

  • Jason Headshot

    Environmental and Ocean Sciences major Jason Greenstein was selected as a winner in the 2018 GeoTech Center’s Geospatial Technology St…

  • Anela is scooba diving and holding a sea urchin.

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated in 2014 with a major in Marine Science (Biology pathway) and a minor in M…

  • Jessica holds and instrument on a boat.

    What year did you defend and what was your thesis title? I defended in May of 2008, and my thesis focused on killer whale vocal development…

  • image of Victoria Rodriguez

    How do you get to know your students? One of the many great things about teaching at USD is the focus on small class size, hands-on experie…

  • Taylor In action working for the Great Barrier Reef Legacy

    One of USD Environmental and Ocean Sciences Department's outstanding alumni, Taylor Simpkins, is participating in something extraordinary. O…

  • Dr. Boudrias working with students through the Climate Education Partners

    Dr. Boudrias is Principal Investigator of the Climate Education Partners, the on-campus NSF-funded grant has released a new resource. C…

  • Dr. Nosal holds a shark

    We are pleased to announce Dr. Andrew Nosal as a new full-time faculty member in the department of Environmental & Ocean Sciences. …

  • Dr. Chapman stands in the snow in Yellow Stone.

    We are pleased to announce Dr. LeeAnna Chapman as a new full-time faculty member in the department of Environmental & Ocean Sciences. Dr…

  • Dr. Brito-Millan stands at the beach wearing a wet-suit.

    We are pleased to announce Dr. Marlene Brito-Millan as a new postdoctoral fellow and faculty member in the department of Environmental &…

  • Dr. Drew Talley working with students at a research site in Baja California

    We are pleased to announce and celebrate Dr. Drew Talley as a recipient of the 2017 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Scienti…

  • An otolith from a lanternfish is used to estimate the fish’s age.

    Angela Klemmedson studies lanternfish. Lanternfish inhabit the mesopelagic layer of the world’s oceans (200–1000 meters dee…

  • Elizabeth working at her study site Black Mountain Open Space Park

    The Master's Thesis for Marine Science Graduate student, Elizabeth Johnston, titled "Geochemical Investigation of Anomalous Arsenic Enr…

  • Amalia sitting on rocks

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated in 2010 with a BA in Marine Science What is your hometown? Ann Arbor, M…

  • Katie participating in marine fieldwork

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Marine Scienc…

  • Taylor Simpkins snorkling with a shark

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? Graduated in 2013 and my major was Marine Science What is your hometown? Costa Mesa…

  • Jennifer Prairie with students at SACNAS Conference

    Since her first year at USD (when she was just building and organizing her lab) she’s taken on multiple undergraduate students during …

  • Tom DeCarlo diving

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated from USD in 2012 with a BA in Marine Science - Earth Systems pathway. Wh…

  • Stephen underwater with a scientific instrument in scuba gear.

    Congratulations to Stephen Campbell for receiving the San Diego Association of Geologist's Outstanding Graduate Research Award for his proje…

  • Andrea Mast stands in front of her presentation.

    At this year’s SACNAS Conference in Long Beach, Calif., our very own Andrea Mast delivered a “superb research presentation,&rdqu…

  • Isaac Davidson stands on a boat surrounded by fish they have just caught.

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated from USD in 2015 with a major in Marine Science. What is your hometown? …

  • avery nickerson, eos alumna

    What year did you graduate and with what Major/Minor? I graduated in May 2015 with a BA in Marine Science and a minor in Chemistry. What i…

View All Spotlights