The Coastal and Marine Science Institute is pleased to announce the first-ever recipient of the Dr. Susan Lynn Williams Memorial Graduate Award: Jessica Griffin, a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of California, Davis and San Diego State University joint doctoral program in ecology. This $1,000 award will help support Jessica’s project, titled “The Importance of Environmental Context for Mediating Bivalve Effects on Eelgrass”.
This award is named for Dr. Susan Lynn Williams, a distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis and an inspired proponent of marine education and ocean conservation. Susan’s legacy of pushing the boundaries of science and her dedication to unraveling the mysteries of marine ecology continue on through the Dr. Susan Lynn Williams Memorial Graduate Award Fund. Contributions to this fund bring support to the Bodega Marine Laboratory, and especially graduate students whose coastal research focuses on marine ecology.