People

Faculty

John Largier, Ph.D.

  • Principal Investigator
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
His research, teaching and public service is motivated by contemporary environmental issues and centered on the role of transport in ocean, bay, nearshore and estuarine waters. His work has addressed transport of plankton, larvae, contaminants, pathogens, heat, salt, nutrients, dissolved oxygen, and sediment – and he places this work in the context of issues as diverse as marine reserves, fisheries, mariculture, beach pollution, wastewater discharge, wildlife health, desalination, river plumes, coastal power plants, kelp forests, wetlands, marine mining, coastal zone management and impacts of coastal development. At UCD he heads the Coastal Oceanography Group.

Staff

Dante A. Capone

  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • he/him/his
Dante works as a laboratory assistant, using MATLAB to visualize and analyze data collected by members of COG and other associated groups. He is interested in not only extracting physical patterns from observational data, but also considering the ways these patterns may influence biological and anthropological communities. Dante graduated from UC Santa Cruz in Fall 2019 with a BS in Earth Science and a BS in Marine Biology and will be pursuing his PhD at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in Fall 2020.

Marcel Losekoot

  • Programmer and Research Technician
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
Marcel is one of two technicians that keep BML’s HF Radar stations operating and producing measurements of sea surface currents and waves for the northern part of the CeNCOOS regional network. Marcel also doubles up as BML’s programmer and database manager, facilitating the acquisition, processing and display of environmental measurements from BML’s various realtime data acquisition platforms.

Deedee Shideler

  • Research Technician
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
Deedee is one of two technicians that keep BML’s HF Radar stations operating and producing measurements of sea surface currents and waves for the northern part of the CeNCOOS regional network. Deedee also supports the Bodega Ocean Observing Node website.

Students

Kate Hewett

  • Graduate Student
  • Hydrologic Sciences
  • she/her/hers
Kate is a Ph.D. candidate and NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar, specializing in estuarine and coastal processes. Her dissertation examines how physical processes impact dissolved oxygen levels and ocean acidification parameters in the northern and central California Current System. She has a B.S. and M.S. in civil and environmental engineering interspersed with industry experience. Kate hopes to share her research through outreach and applications to policy.

Dan Kozar

  • Graduate Student
  • Hydrologic Sciences
Dan is pursuing a PhD in Hydrologic Sciences at UC Davis. He currently focuses on roadway flooding of Highway 37 and resilience of seagrass and salt marshes. The project for Highway 37 focuses on developing a probabilistic framework for predicting roadway inundation and how signals propagate through the San Francisco Bay. The project on seagrass and salt marshes looks into how the two coastal ecosystems interact and their resilience in a changing world. He obtained a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
UC Davis

William Speiser

  • Graduate Student
  • Hydrologic Sciences
  • he/him/his
Will is pursuing a PhD in Hydrologic Sciences from the University of California, Davis. His research primarily focuses on river plumes and sediment transport within coastal systems. He is specifically interested in incorporating new methods of imagery/sensor data capture and analysis for coastal processes. Will received his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, Connecticut.
UC Davis

Lukas WinklerPrins

  • Graduate Student
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • he/him/his
Lukas is a PhD student in the EFMH group of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on estuarine morphology and sediments, with specific interest in physical processes, to inform effective coastal restoration and engineering work. Lukas received his B.S. in Applied Math at Brown University. 
UC Berkeley

Sam Winter

  • Graduate Student
  • Hydrologic Sciences
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
Sam is a M.S. candidate in the Hydrologic Sciences graduate group, focused on Pacific coast bar-built estuaries through the lens of hydrology. His thesis work looks to understand the role of river flow regimes in shaping the seasonal patterns of estuary closure events. He's also interested in estuarine beach dynamics and the effects of sea level rise on marsh accretion in bar-built estuaries. He holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and enjoys long walks and contra dancing.
Bodega Marine Laboratory