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​COAST is now accepting applications for three funding opportunities AY 2018-19: Grant Development Program, Rapid Response Funding and Student Travel Awards. Applications for the Grant Development Program are due September 10, 2018. Rapid Response Funding and Student Travel Award applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 


​Research by CSU Fullerton undergraduate student Kelsey Nannini has resulted in the first DNA barcode survey of broad polyclad species diversity along California's coast, and also the first study of this type in the world, said Douglas Eernisse, professor of biological science and Nannini's faculty adviser. Nannini, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in biological science with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, noted that the research experience and her faculty mentor have fueled her interest in a research career in marine biology.


​Cal Poly SLO Professor Dr. Ben Ruttenberg and his graduate student Alexandria Marquardt are studying how Pismo clams develop and reproduce while California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers try to protect them from poachers. 

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