Bren School Group projects

The Bren Group Project is a signature of the the Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) program at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. Serving as the master's thesis, the Group Project is a core component of the curriculum that prepares students for careers as solution-oriented environmental professionals. Each Group Project has four to six students, who work with their faculty advisor, the project’s stakeholders, and other professionals to tackle an environmental problem.

The Sustainable Fisheries Group has been involved in mentoring several Group Projects within the Coastal Marine Resources Management specialization at the Bren School.
 
Below is a list of the projects in which SFG has been involved.

marine sanctuary sign
A Decision Support Framework for Designing Territorial Use Rights for Fishing

Group Members: 

Jennifer Macy, Kaia Joye Moyer, Rodrigo Oyanedel, Salvador Rodriguez Van Dyck, Keith Shattenkirk

Faculty Advisor: 

Strategy of the Commons: Creating a Worldwide Database of Territorial Use Rights Fisheries to Determine Appropriate Contexts for Implementation

Group Members: 

Gina Auriemma, Kristen Byler, Katie Peterson, Alana Yurkanin, Pablo Obregon (Consulting)

Faculty Advisor: 

Anchoveta project photo man in boat
Assessing management strategies for the artisanal sector of the Peruvian anchoveta fishery

Group Members: 

Matias Caillaux, Miguel Cosmelli, Jessica Fuller, Yoel Kirschner, Tracey Mangin, Stephanie Thornton

Faculty Advisor: 

man with octopus
Bioeconomic Modeling of Salmon Farming Practices in Southern Chile

Group Members: 

Willow Battista, John Ellis, Kelsey Jacobsen, Lindsey Kaplan, Jennifer Price, Marisa Villarreal

Faculty Advisor: 

cayman island reef
Sustainability Trajectories to Reform the Coral Reef Wildlife Trade

Group Members: 

Clara Cartwright, Stephanie Horii, Daniella Mazaroli, Amanda Nelson, Katherine Nixon, Ariadne Reynolds

Faculty Advisor: 

TURF image boats lined up
Spatial Planning and Bio-Economic Analysis for Offshore Shrimp Aquaculture in Northwestern Mexico

Group Members: 

Michaela Clemence, Frank Hurd, Heather Lahr, Asma Mahdi, Audrey Tresham, Jeffrey Young

Faculty Advisor: 

california whale
Reducing the Risk of Vessel Strikes to Endangered Whales in the Santa Barbara Channel: An Economic Analysis and Risk Assessment of Potential Management Scenarios

Group Members: 

Sarah Betz, Karen Bohnsack, Renee Callahan, Lauren Campbell, Sarah Green, Kate Labrum

Faculty Advisor: 

abalone fishing
Economic Viability and Sustainable Management of a California Red Abalone Fishing Cooperative

Group Members: 

Kristen Bor, Heather Hodges, Ariel Jacobs, Dan Ovando, Josh Uecker

Faculty Advisor: 

spiny lobster
Pathway to Self-Funding: A Case Study on the California Commercial Spiny Lobster Fishery

Group Members: 

Lauren Hess, Philip Johnson, Theresa Karasek, Samantha Port-Minner, Uthra Radhakrishnan

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