Bren PhD Student Symposium 2017


2017 PhD Student Symposium

Friday, February 24, 2017
Bren Hall 1414
12:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Reception and poster session to follow in the Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard


The Bren PhD Student Symposium is held annually to highlight the diverse cutting-edge research being conducted by Bren School PhD students. The students will present posters, short (3-minute) talks and longer (12-minute) talks describing their work. The event is open to the entire UCSB and Santa Barbara communities and is free to attend. RSVP today.

12:00-12:30 Arrival and Registration
12:30-12:35 Welcoming Remarks, Mengya Tao, Chair, PhD Symposium Committee
12:35-12:45 Highlights of Bren School PhD Research, Professor Arturo Keller

Andrew Ayres

12:45-1:00 Whose Water Is it Down There? Bargaining Costs and
the Depletion of California’s Groundwater
Karly Marie Miller
1:00-1:15 Why Tourism Matters for Fisheries Management
Ian McCullough
1:15-1:20 A Range of Possibilities: Geographic Variation in Climate Sensitivity of Ponderosa Pine
Dan Ovando
1:20-1:25 Counting Fish from Space
Timnit Kefela
1:25-1:30 Plastics & Plant-Microbe Interactions
Timbo Stillinger
1:30-1:45 Snowmelt Runoff Forecasts: How Valuable Is Data?
Owen Liu
Renato Molina
1:45-2:00 The Global Opportunity for Marine Aquaculture
to Improve Human Nutrition
Alexa Fredston-Hermann
2:00-2:05 Predicting the Effects of Non-Climate Processes on
‘Species on the Move'
Jessica Couture
2:05-2:10 Comparing Aquaculture Feeds Using Life Cycle Assessments
Refreshment Break 2:10-2:40
Sean Fitzgerald
2:40-2:55 Managing a Rapidly Growing California Fishery
with Limited Resources
Jessica Perkins
Patrick Callery
2:55-3:10 Unmasking Strategic Disclosure: Evidence from Voluntary Corporate Carbon Disclosures
Violaine Desgens-Martin
3:10-3:15 Detection and Toxicity of Anthropogenic Addition of Nanoparticles to a Marine Environment
Patrick Callery
3:15-3:20 Close Does Count: The Effect of Social Norm Proximity on Behavior (Evidence from a Field Experiment on Energy Conservation)
Elizabeth Hiroyasu
3:20-3:35 Ecological Losses or Economic Gains? Using Prospect Theory to Guide Invasive Species Communication
Julia Lawson
3:35-3:40 Developing a Framework for Successful Transboundary Species Conservation
Caroline Patricio Vignardi 3:40-3:45 Toxicity Assessment of Nanopesticides in Estuarine Organisms


Poster Session
Name Poster Title
Niklas Griessbaum
Equipping OPeNDAP with data citation functionality

Christopher Heckman
How Soil Water Storage Affects Vegetation's Response to Climate Change
Ian McCullough
A Range of Possibilities: Geographic Variation in Climate Sensitivity of Ponderosa Pine
Jessica Perkins
What Makes an LCA Study Influential?
Yuwei Qin
How to Model Marginal Production in Life Cycle Assessment? A Case Study of Potato Production in the U.S.
Runsheng Song
Strategy for Developing Gate-to-Gate Chemical Life Cycle Inventory
Ying Wang
Effects of Carbonaceous Nanomaterials on Soil-Grown Soybean and its Symbiosis with Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria
Mengya Tao Framework for modeling the release of chemicals during the use phase of consumer products



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