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Bowman, Joshua Contact person by email

I am investigating physiological and behavioral stress responses to chemical cues in sharks, skates, and rays with Dr. Taylor Chapple's Big Fish Lab. 


Master of Science, Fisheries Science

Brockman, Joseph
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My research revolves around Staghorn Sculpin predation of Ghost Shrimp.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science

Chatfield, Marcus
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Fisher, Jennifer
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PhD, Fisheries, PhD

Fleener, Henry
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Developing a high-density flow-through system for rearing Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larvae. 


M.S. Fisheries Science

Gaspich, Bryan
M.S. Food Science and Technology
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I am conducting research on optimizing protein extraction from fishery by-products and assessing the nutritional properties of the resulting protein isolates.


M.S. Food Science and Technology

Hadziomerspahic, Amila
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Hainey, MacKenna Contact person by email I am a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.  I study marine invertebrate disease, particularly the role microplastics may have in disease development and larvae growth.  
Biomedical Sciences

Hesser, Jennifer Contact person by email

I am an M.S. student in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  I'm working in Dr. Chris Langdon's lab, and my project is focused on how probiotics induce disease resistance in Pacific oyster larvae. Oyster larvae are highly susceptible to infection by the marine bacteria, Vibrio ...


Hutton, Sara
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I study the multiple stressor effects of pollution and climate change in the model estuarine fish species Menidia beryllina. I am primarily interested in linking genetic data to adverse outcomes, such as altered behavior or fecundity, to inform computational models.


Ph.D., Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

Jung, Woo Jae
Ph.D. Food Science and Technology
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Research, analyze and evaluate efficacy of marine bioactive compounds.

Kim, Hyung Joo
M.S. Food Science and Technology
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My research is about using nano fish bone slurry to enhance the nutrition and texture properties of salmon fillet. As fish bone contains nutrients such as Calcium and phosphate, it is expected to show positive effect on both nutrition and texture.


M.S. Food Science and Technology
Lewis, Scott
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I am conducting research on coastal steelhead and rainbow trout in the Ventura River of Southern California. The focus of my research is genetic population structure, landscape genetics, smoltification patterns, and migration of juvenile O. mykiss.


PhD, Fisheries Science
Lowe, Ashley
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Fields: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Recreational Demand Modeling, Provision of Environmental Public Goods and Non-market Evaluation

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For my Masters thesis I am building a computer model that parameterizes groundfish detectability in fishery surveys during coastal hypoxia events. Findings from my thesis can be adapted to reduce uncertainty in stock assessments as it incorporates changing oxygen conditions in the Eastern...


Master of Science, Fisheries Science

Mendez, Rufa
Ph.D. Food Science and Technology
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Merrill, Julianne
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I will be working with Brett on a West Coast Aquaculture Collaborative Initiative through NOAA Sea Grant, assessing region-scale barriers to sustainable aquaculture through an Ecosystem-Based-Management approach.


M.S. Marine Resource Management

Parker, Christina
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I am researching migratory timing and related environmental triggers for Pacific and Western River Lamprey in the Central Valley of California.


Master of Natural Resources, Fisheries Management

Pasewark, Duncan
M.S. Food Science and Technology
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I am currently working on protease inhibition in Pacific whiting under Dr. DeWitt.


Master of Science, Food Science

Quennessen, Victoria
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Using quantitative models to assess marine protected areas off the Oregon coast and inform conservation management and policy for black rockfish.


PhD, Fisheries Science

Schulte, Jessica Contact person by email

As part of Dr. Taylor Chapple's Big Fish Lab, I will be researching the movement and foraging ecology of Broadnose Sevengill Sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus), within the Northern California Coastal Current. I will be using acoustic and satellite tracking along with stomach...


Master of Science, Fisheries Science

Thalmann, Hillary
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Effects of thermal variability on Pacific Cod (Gadus macrocephalus) foraging, growth, and metabolism in the Gulf of Alaska.


PhD, Fisheries Science

Walker, Geoffrey
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I will be using next generation sequencing to analyze the genetic structure of albacore along the Pacific coast and using that data to delineate stock boundaries and help manage sustainable albacore fisheries.


Master of Science, Fisheries Science

Williams, Austin
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My research interest focuses on interest in advancing sustainable aquaculture and engaging with stakeholders to create effective strategies for ecology-based management of commercial oyster farms.


M.S. Marine Resource Management

Zhou, Leyi
M.S. Food Science and Technology
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Parker, Julia Contact person by email

I am working on a collaborative project between Susanne Brander's lab and the Marine Mammal Institute. We are working on identifying and quantifying the loads of microplastic that zooplankton can hold as part of Leigh Torres' and Lisa Hildebrand's gray whale microplastics projects.