Miranda Roethler

Senior Research Technician
Biogeochemistry

Miranda is a Senior Research Technician in the Biogeochemistry Department at SCCWRP. She specializes in data analysis, but she also regularly conducts field and lab work for various projects concerning eutrophication, harmful algae, and ocean acidification. She received her B.A. in biology with an emphasis in marine biology from Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.

Education

B.A. with an emphasis in Marine Biology, Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.

Studied abroad at James Cook University, Australia, 7/2015-11/2015

Areas of Expertise

Miranda Roethler is a Senior Research Technician in the Biogeochemistry Department at SCCWRP. She specializes in data analysis, but she also regularly conducts field and lab work for various projects concerning eutrophication, harmful algae, and ocean acidification. Her current research efforts focus on understanding the effects of ocean acidification on calcifying organisms, and quantifying the impact of harmful algal blooms on marine and freshwater environments.

Professional Experience

Senior Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2019-Present

Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2018-2019

Laboratory Assistant, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2017-2018

Field Research Assistant, Vantuna Research Group, Occidental College, CA. 2017-Present

Research Technician, Vantuna Research Group, Occidental College, CA. 2016-2017

Student Researcher, Vantuna Research Group, Occidental College, CA. 2014-2015

Teaching Assistant, Occidental College, CA. 2016-2017

Lab Assistant, Rummer Lab James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. 2015

Honors and Awards

Dean's List, Occidental College (2013-2017)

SCIAC All-Academic (2013-2017)

President's Scholarship (2013-2017)

Phi Beta Kappa Society member (2016-2017)

Kurata Award Recipient (2016)

$4000 study grant from the Undergraduate Research Program at Occidental College. (2016)

Selected Presentations and Conference Proceedings

Roethler, M.M., D.J. Pondella II, J.P. Williams, and C.M. Williams. Effects of El Niño on Anchovy Populations in San Diego Bay. Occidental College Summer Research Conference, Occidental College. August 3, 2016.

Roethler, M.M., J.P. Williams, and D.J. Pondella II. Effects of El Niño on Anchovy and Topsmelt Populations in San Diego Bay. Southern California Academy of Sciences, Santa Monica College. April 28, 2017.