CSULB Wetlands Ecology Lab

Tijuana Estuary


Faces of CSULB Wetlands Ecology Lab !

Dr. Christine Whitcraft, PI
Photo of Christine at sea

Christine is a professor at CSULB who came here via Williams College, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (PhD), San Francisco State University and San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (post-doc). She is also the Director of the Environmental Science and Policy program at CSULB. Wetland ecology provides an opportunity for Christine to have a job and be outside at the same time! Additional publication information available on CV.

Current Graduate Students

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                      Kenny

Kenny McCune

Kenny is a 4th year graduate student, studying how ecosystem services are provided by permanent versus ephemeral eelgrass patches. His undergraduate degree was from CSU Fullerton.


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                      tern

Amanda Martinez

Amanda is a 3rd year graduate student, studying food availability for the CA least tern in coastal and freshwater locations. Her undergraduate degree was from CSULB.

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adult tern
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Elishebah Tate-Pulliam


Elishebah is a 2nd year graduate student, researching the efficacy of paired oyster and eelgrass restoration for invertebrates.  Her undergraduate degree was from CSULB.




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Cody Fees

Cody is a 2nd year graduate student, researching the efficacy of paired oyster and eelgrass restoration for invertebrates and fish.  His undergraduate degree was from CSULB.


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                        bed UNB
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Parker Richardson

Parker is a 2nd year graduate student, researching the restoration trajectory following sediment augmentation.  His undergraduate degree was from UCSC.


sediment spraying

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                      in water

Sebastian Garcia

Sebastian is a 1st year graduate student, researching the fish communities in estuarine marine protected areas throughout California.  His undergraduate degree was from UC Davis.

halibut being measured

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                      front of tamarisk

Anita Arenas

Anita is a 1st year graduate student, studying the impact of various non-native plants including tamarisk and yellow flag iris in southern California salt marshes..  Her undergraduate degree was from CSULB.


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                      flag iris


Current Undergraduate Students





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David Boehmer

David is studying the how vegetation influences nesting success of the CA least tern and feeding behavior of the Light-footed Ridgway's Rail.

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                      poster

Daniella Gavriel

Daniella is studying the impact of oyster restoration on fish and invertebrates.



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                      in oyster bed







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Sal Gutierrez

Sal is studying the influence of substrate type on settlement of oysters as part of ongoing restoration projects.



oyster beds at low tide



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Ynez Diaz

Ynez is studying the recovery of plants and birds on a sediment augmentation project.


mud spraying onto marsh