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Michael Trunkhill

Michael Trunkhill

Cohort I, Masters

MS Candidate, SDSU
Ph: (509) 947-5570


San Diego State University
Department of Biology
Physical Sciences, Rm. 240
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4614

Cohort 1
Theme 3: Water Prediction & Ecosystem Services
Project 2: Synoptic and seasonal monitoring of the Earth System
Task: CREST Ocean Observations in Critical Regions/Environmental data for assessing resilience to disturbance in tropical coral reefs.  Ocean-atmospheric fluxes using boat-based flux measurements

Advisor: Donatella Zona
NOAA Mentor: Lauren, Jarlenski (NOS)
Expected Graduation: June 2019
Degree: Biology / Ecology

Research Title: Distinguish between levels of production and to examine coral reefs contribution to the global carbon budget in Faga’Alu Bay, American Samoa

Research Synopsis: TBD

CREST Consortium

CREST is led by The City University of New York and brings together Hampton University, VA; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR; San Diego State University, CA; University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD; University of Texas at El Paso, TX.