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Craig Norrie

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I am a postdoctoral scholar working in Jessica Miller’s lab. I am currently collaborating with OSU and NOAA to investigate factors affecting the survival of salmon from the Columbia River during their early ocean residence. I am using otolith microchemistry and structural analyses, along with analyzing other characteristics which are known to affect salmon survival in my research.


I completed my PhD at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, exploring the ways in which larval dispersal from aquaculture may contribute to efforts to restore degraded shellfish beds. Using shell microchemistry to investigate larval dispersal, I was able to demonstrate that ocean acidification and genetics affect shell chemistry. I then applied biophysical modeling in conjunction with microchemistry methods to determine potential larval dispersal pathways.