As a Research Assistant working with Extension Specialist Theresa Sinicrope Talley, Nina Venuti works on a number of projects focused on coastal San Diego ecosystems and communities. She is currently involved in helping to facilitate the scientific review of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP; report now available here), monitoring the localized climate effects of Coastal Sage Scrub restoration in an urban canyon, and conducting outreach to update California's Ocean Litter Strategy in collaboration with the California Ocean Protection Council and the NOAA Marine Debris Program. She has also participated in efforts to investigate the presence of small plastics in coastal sediments and wetland and bay fish species, and efforts to determine the availability of locally-landed seafood in San Diego seafood markets. Nina received her B.A. in International Studies - Political Science and Anthropology, with a minor in Environmental Studies, from UC San Diego.
Publications, Reports, and Posters
California Sea Grant. 2017. Evaluation of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program. Report submitted to California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Project no. P1470005. 12 December 2017. Publication no. CASG-17-010.
Talley, T. S., H. Warde, and N. Venuti. 2016. Local Seafood Availability in San Diego, California Seafood Markets. Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society 4(2): 40-49.
Salas, N., T. S. Talley, T. Miller-Cassman, T. Von Bitner, L. Busse, C. Loflen, D. Woodward, and N. Venuti. 2016. Micro-plastics in San Diego Bay Surface Waters, Intertidal Sands, and Bay Fish. Pp. 46-63 in San Diego Bay Debris Study Workgroup. San Diego Bay Debris Study: Special Study Plastic Debris Monitoring Report. Prepared for: Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program of the State Water Resources Control Board and Southern California Bight 2013 Regional Marine Monitoring Survey Bight '13 Debris Planning Committee.
Talley, T. S., R. Whelan, and N. Venuti. 2016. Fate of Microplastics at the Mouth of an Urban Coastal Watershed. Poster presented at California Estuarine Research Society (CAERS) Conference, April 2016, Long Beach, CA.