MES News & Updates

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Background and research question screen shot from Tyler Cowdrey's Poster Presentation: Mapping Bull Kelp Forests of Puget Sound with Consumer-Level UAV Imaging Platforms

Tyler Cowdrey's Poster Presentation: Mapping Bull Kelp Forests of Puget Sound with Consumer-Level UAV Imaging Platforms

Did you miss the thesis poster presentations last Fall Quarter 2020? This week we are highlighting Tyler Cowdrey’s poster presentation on the decrease of Bull Kelp Forests in the South and Central Puget Sound regions with collaboration from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. This quarter, Tyler was able to present his poster at the National Council for Science and the Environment 2020 Drawdown Conference. During his research Tyler found that there was a large gap in previous data that relied on traditional survey methods.

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MES Poster Presentations, Fall 2020

Please join us for MES Poster Presentations on December 8th, starting at 6:00pm, PST! The Poster Presentations will showcase the thesis project proposals of our 2nd and 3rd year students who plan to pursue thesis research in the coming quarters. At the poster session, you can browse through the breakout rooms and visit students to read their posters and ask students questions about their projects. During each presentation time, students will have their posters displayed through zoom and will be available to talk about their projects and ideas for thesis research. 

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Meara presenting her thesis

MES Thesis Presentations, Fall 2020

On December 3rd, Fall Thesis Presentations will kick off for students graduating from the Master of Environmental Studies program this quarter! Many of our students complete their thesis course work in their final year and present it in a public presentation just a few weeks before they submit their final written document to round out their academic experience in the program.

MES Summer Thesis Presentations

On Wednesday, September 9th, students from the Master of Environmental Studies program will begin summer thesis presentations. Students present their thesis research each quarter of the academic year. Many of our students complete their thesis course work in their final year in a public presentation just a few weeks before they submit their final written document, and participate in graduation.

This year, our students will present their thesis research remotely through zoom to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community members.

A Thesis Story: Zooplankton and Mercury

Map of lake sites in NW Washington

Hi there! My name is Emilia Omerberg and I am a second year graduate student in the Masters of Environmental Studies program. My thesis work is a study of the amount of mercury (a toxic heavy metal) found in zooplankton in three lakes in western Washington. As part of my thesis research, I studied zooplankton species variation between the lakes and between seasons.