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Accomplishments by Clare Steele


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Sprawling with Far More Debris than Thought." Newspaper Article. The Guardian. Mar 22, 2018. (
  • "Ecological impacts of microplastic debris in Southern California sandy beach ecosystems." with D. Horn and M. Miller. Poster delivered at 6th International Marine Debris Conference. San Diego, CA. Mar 13, 2018.
  • "Plastic Pollution in the Ocean "An Enormous Problem," says CSU Channel Islands Professor." Newspaper Article. Ventura County Star. Feb 12, 2018. (


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Ecological Impacts of Microplastic Debris in Southern California Coastal Ecosystems. with M. Miller, D. Horn, and S. Anderson. Western Society of Naturalists. Pasadena, CA.


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Plastic Invasion: CSUCI Researchers Find Microplastics Have Begun to Infiltrate Local Ocean Ecosystems." Newspaper Interview. Ventura County Reporter. Feb 4, 2016. (
  • Ecological impacts of microplastic debris in sandy beach ecosystems. with D. Horn, V. van Heerden, T. Schmitt, and S. Anderson. Western Society of Naturalists. Sacramento, CA.
  • "Ecological and Sociological Impacts of the May 2015 Refugio Oil Spill." with D. Rodriguez, S. Anderson, A. Newell, L. O'Hirok, P. Spaur, R. Pratt, T. Schmitt, C. Tillman, S. Anderson, and G. Anderson. Paper delivered at Western Society of Naturalists Conference. Sacramento, CA, Nov 7, 2015.
  • "CSU Channel Islands student finds more than she expected inside sand crabs." Newspaper Interview. Ventura County Star. Oct 26, 2015. (
  • "CSUCI Studies Beach Impacts From Oil Spill." Television News Interview. News Channel 3, KEYT. May 24, 2015. (


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "EValuating Public Perceptions of Coastal Resource in Southern California." with S. Anderson and w. Students of ESRM 462. Poster delivered at Western Society of Naturalists. Oxnard, California. Nov 9, 2013.


  • "High population density enhances recruitment and survival of a harvested coral reef fish." with M. Steele and G. Forrester. Ecological Applications. Vol. 23 No. 2 Mar 1, 2013. 365-373. (