Awardee: Zack Gold

Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Funding Source: La Kretz Center Graduate Grant

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are like National Parks of the sea. I am conducting a citizen science environmental DNA project to compare marine biodiversity inside and outside of coastal MPAs in Los Angeles County to understand how well fishing restrictions protect marine ecosystems.

Click here for more information: http://www.zackgold.org/citizen-science.html