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Tristin McHugh is a subtidal ecologist and kelp forest restoration practitioner based in Mendocino, California. She received her B.S. from the University of California Santa Cruz where she majored in Marine Biology and minored in Legal Studies and received her M.S. degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology from San Diego State University. Her current interests include kelp forest ecosystem dynamics and specifically the causes and impacts of phase shifts from kelp forest to urchin barren. When she is not in the water, you can find Tristin combing the beaches of the North Coast with her partner and pup, Ed Ricketts.
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