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An Assessment of the Resilience to Ocean Acidification Hotspots Ensured by Existing West Coast Marine Protected Areas
Group Members: Courtney Cochran, Kelly Ferron, Madi Harris, Rae Taylor-Burns, Courtney Thomas
Faculty Advisor: Bruce Kendall
Client: Steve Steinberg, Andy Lanier, West Coast Ocean Data Portal (Proposal)
Contact team WESTCOASTRESILIENSEAS
 
Analyzing Pyrethroid Water Quality Impacts on Tidewater Goby Populations in Coastal California
Group Members: Chester Lindley, Jia Liu, Michael Patton, Alexander Prescott, Natalie Shahbol
Faculty Advisor: Arturo Keller
Client: Jenny Marek, Kendra Chan, US Fish & Wildlife Service (Proposal)
Contact team GOGOBIES
 
Assessment of Decommissioning Coal Power Plant's Water Rights for Instream Flows
Group Members: Vivon Crawford, Chris Schmuckal, Gokce Sencan, Erica Slowik, Alina Werth
Faculty Advisor: Jim Salzman
Client: Charles Wight (Proposal)
Contact team INSTREAMIMPACT
 
Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of Combining Solar PV with Utility-Scale Battery Storage to Improve Renewable Penetration and Grid Reliability
Group Members: Anu Balakrishnan, Eddie Brutsch, Alex Jamis, Whitney Reyes, Maddy Strutner
Faculty Advisor: Roland Geyer
Client: Parikihit (Ricky) Sinha, Andreas Wade, First Solar Inc. (Proposal)
Contact team SOLARSTASH
 
Creating a Market for Incidental Groundwater Recharge in the Teton Basin
Group Members: Kate Burchenal, Morgan Campbell, Lucy Hedley, Emily Honn, Tessa Reeder
Faculty Advisor: Gary Libecap
Client: Carl Palmer, Max Ludington, LegacyWorks Group (Proposal)
Contact team TETONRECHARGE
 
Developing a holistic approach to forest restoration in the southern Sierra Nevada in the face of unprecedented forest mortality
Group Members: Justin Heyerdahl, Chris Hughes, Tess Morgridge, Craig O'Neill, Jason White
Faculty Advisor: Naomi Tague
Client:
Steve Haze, District Manager, Sierra Resource Conservation District (Proposal)
Contact team SAVINGSIERRAS
 
Developing a Return on Investment Case for Green Infrastructure in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
Group Members: Sravan Chalasani, Karina Herrera, John Sisser, Zach Voss
Faculty Advisor: Kelly Caylor
Client:
Doug Shaw, The Nature Conservancy (Proposal)
Contact team MNHEADWATERS
 
Developing a Toolkit to Optimize Community Choice Energy Programs
Group Members: Taylor Briglio, Lily (Eunhee) Lee, Erica Petrofsky, Cooper Tamayo, Symphony Yu
Faculty Advisor: Mark Buntaine
Client:
Woody Hastings, Center for Climate Protection (Proposal)
Contact team ENERGYCHOICE
 
Developing an Early Action Framework for Groundwater Sustainability with California Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and Stakeholders
Group Members: Wendy Bagnasco, Kelly Bourque, Cristobal Loyola Angosto, Lindsay McPhail, Anna Schiller
Faculty Advisor: Ashley Larsen
Client:
Ann Hayden, Scott Sellers, Environmental Defense Fund (Proposal)
Contact team BASINBENEFITS
 
Development of an Integrated Ground-Air-based Conservation Monitoring System for Tejon Ranch
Group Members: Cheryl Bube, Ellie Campbell, Amanda Kelley, Kalli Kilmer, Jonathan Pham
Faculty Advisor: James Frew
Client:
Michael White, Tejon Ranch Conservancy (Proposal)
Contact team TEJONDRONES
 
Eco-E: AirFiciency
Group Members: Arun Bird, Ankur Dass, Easton Williams
Faculty Advisors: Sangwon Suh, Emily Cotter
Contact team AIRFICIENCY
 
Eco-E: Bluenote
Group Members: Matt Gargiulo, Josh Graybiel, Alex McCutcheon
Faculty Advisors: Jeff Dozier, Emily Cotter
Contact team BLUENOTE
 
Eco-E: Black.Sheep.Apparel
Group Members: Lauren Menzer, Kendall Miller
Faculty Advisors: Matt Potoski, Emily Cotter
Contact team BLACKSHEEPAPPAREL
 
From mountains to grasslands: Conservation and land management in the UC Natural Reserves
Group Members: Elizabeth Chen, Tia Kordell, Christin Palmstrom, Rebecca Payne
Faculty Advisor: John Melack
Client:
Marion Wittmann, Kathryn McCurdy, Carol Blanchette, UC Natural Reserve System (Proposal)
Contact team UCLIVINGLABS
 
Investment Strategies to Recover the Chilean Hake Fishery
Group Members: Gonzalo Banda-Cruz, Annie Daly, Nathan Grimes, Diego Undurraga, Kathrin Wagner
Faculty Advisor: Chris Costello
Client:
Erica Cunningham, Environmental Defense Fund (Proposal)
Contact team MERLUCCIUS
 
Land Parcel Liability Policy Recommendations for Air Quality Emissions Control at the Salton Sea
Group Members: Justin Breck, Luke Eisenhardt, Sean Mueller, Annette Tran
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Plantinga
Client:
Kara Matthews, Kimberlyn Velasquez, San Diego County Water Authority (Proposal)
Contact team SALTONSEAFARERS
 
Next Generation Water Action Plan for General Electric Company
Group Members: Zhiping Bao, Rowena Eng, Jon McKoy, Erika Petroy, Zhiqi (Ryan) Qi
Faculty Advisor: Trish Holden
Client:
Angela Fisher, Kavitha Nambiar, General Electric Company (Proposal)
Contact team NEXTGENWATER
 
Systematizing the Implementation of No-Take Fisheries Reserves in the Mexican Caribbean
Group Members: Roxanne Diaz, Fabio Castagnino Ugolotti, Denise Garcia, Sarah Salem, Camila Vargas
Faculty Advisor: Steve Gaines
Client:
Claudia Madrazo, Marilu Bosoms, Fundacion Claudia y Roberto Hernandez, Kanan Kay Alliance (Proposal)
Contact team CLAWLESSLOBSTERS
 
Testing the Technical Feasibility and Economic Implications of Integrated Seaweed-Mussel in Southern California
Group Members: Ian Ladner, Shelby Oliver, Iwen Su, Shawn Wolfe
Faculty Advisor: Hunter Lenihan
Client:
Bernard Friedman, Santa Barbara Mariculture (Proposal)
Contact team MUSSEL-FLEXERS