Below is a video on my methods. This was created over spring break. Although my project objectives have changed since the video was created, I added the comparison of Quemada Watershed. The methods are the same and are shown in the video. Enjoy!
This Monday we had our last official capstone class, and it just hit me how fast this year went by. SAGE is tomorrow, our final thesis is due Monday, and then we are DONE! We all have put some long hours in this semester, and especially over the last week. Everyone has been working so … [Read more…]
This project gave me a ton of experience. I learned more about the island every time I visited. I learned a vast amount about island bio-geography and ecology. I also had tons of fun hiking through rough terrain and making new friends at the research station. This semester was the most fun I have had at … Continue reading Reflections of the Project
Most students have been working diligently at editing and typing the final copy of the thesis paper. I am also prepping for the SAGE symposium. I have resumes and business cards prepared for people interested. I am very excited for my first symposium, it should be an interesting experience.
Last Saturday I was able to present my undergraduate project at SCAS at USC. It was exciting and nerve racking. I got to hear a lot of very interesting presentations on marine pollution and other interesting research.
I decided to go out to my sites this weekend one last time just for the heck of it. To my utter delight I finally saw a small school of unarmored threespine stickleback! They were in a large pond at White Rock Lake Campground which is part of the Soledad Canyon site. I counted 25 of them. … Continue reading Eureka!
The last few weeks have consisted of me perfecting my SAGE poster that will be presented at the 8th annual SAGE conference next Saturday and my senior thesis. With the poster done all of my work has been aimed at finishing and improving my paper. I look forward to presenting my data and research to … Continue reading Research Update 5/8/16 →
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been busy going through multiple drafts of my poster which I will be presenting at SAGE Student Research Conference on Saturday, May, 14th. I finished up my last revisions to the poster this past week, and the past few days have been devoted to writing my thesis paper. I’m happy with…
My capstone paper has been coming together the past couple weeks and now only have a couple more puzzle pieces to go! I now have my introduction, methods, and results complete. I am currently working on my discussion and conclusion. I am hoping to have a rough draft completed by the end of the day … Continue reading Putting Together the Last of the Puzzle Pieces →