Current Students

Graduate Students

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Olivia Boisen Contact person by email

Modeling the biotransport of microplastics to the mesopelagic food web by utilizing museum-archived myctophids: a novel use for preserved fishes



Master of Science, Fisheries Science
Joshua Bowman 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. 


As a Master’s student in the Big Fish Lab, Josh is investigating the physiology and behavior of sharks as they relate to predator-prey dynamics. As large predatory fish, sharks have few natural predators and therefore are...
Master of Science, Fisheries Science

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I will be working in Dr. Will White's lab - project specifics TBD.


MS Fisheries Science
Marcus Chatfield Contact person by email Master of Science, Fisheries Science, PhD: Botany
Jennifer Fisher Contact person by email


PhD, Fisheries, PhD
Henry Fleener Contact person by email

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



M.S. Fisheries Science
Bryan Gaspich
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
MacKenna Hainey 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
Jennifer Hesser 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 ...

Sara Hutton Contact person by email

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


Ph.D. Food Science and Technology
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Graduate Student
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I am researching plastic pollution in Oregon gray whales and their prey, mysid shrimp, in the Brander Lab.


Ph.D. in Wildlife Sciences
Scott Lewis Contact person by email

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
Ashley Lowe Contact person by email

Fields: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Recreational Demand Modeling, Provision of Environmental Public Goods and Non-market Evaluation

For more information about my research, please visit my ...
PhD. Applied Economics

Julianne Merrill Contact person by email

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
Victoria Quennessen
Graduate Fellow
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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
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Graduate Student
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I am working with Will White and Brett Dumbauld (USDA-ARS) studying the host-parasitic energetics relationship between native mud shrimp and non-native isopod. 


MS Fisheries Science
Jessica Schulte Contact person by email

As part of the Chapple Big Fish Lab, I am researching the movement and foraging ecology of a top coastal predator - the Broadnose Sevengill Shark - within the Northern California Coastal Current to eventually incorporate shark predators into fisheries management and modeling.


Jess’s research aims to understand fisheries as part of a larger cultural picture in the Pacific Northwest and contribute to critical outreach and engagement with the broader public. Combined with a variety of...
PhD, Fisheries Science

Hillary Thalmann Contact person by email

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



PhD, Fisheries Science
Geoffrey Walker Contact person by email

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
Austin Williams Contact person by email

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
Hailey Zhou
M.S. Food Science and Technology
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M.S. Food Science and Technology

Undergraduate Student