Jeffrey Blumenthal Thesis Defense

MODELING HABITAT COVARIATES FOR ATLANTIC OYSTER DRILLS IN RICHARDSON BAY, CALIFORNIA

Atlantic oyster drills (Urosalpinx cinerea) are an introduced muricid whelk (predatory sea snail) accidentally brought to San Francisco Bay in the late 19th century. They have long been a pest to oyster farmers and are now inhibiting native Olympia oyster (Ostrea lurida) restoration projects along the West Coast. Reasons for their patchy spatial distribution are not well understood; this project investigated abiotic habitat factors that influence their pattern of presence and absence and varying abundances in the rocky intertidal zone of a sub-embayment of San Francisco Bay.

Event Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 09:00
Location: 
Estuary and Ocean Science Center, Bay Conference Center 3150 Paradise Dr., Tiburon CA
Directions: 
Simultaneously presented via Zoom in the Geography department Map Library *Must RSVP to Erica Maciel (emaciel@sfsu.edu) to attend in Map Library*
Event Type: 
Thesis Defense