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Jonathan Alberts, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Senior Research Associate at the Center for Cell Dynamics at UW-Friday Harbor Laboratories.

Brian Allen, B.S.
University of California, Davis, Integrated Watershed Science & Management
Shellfish aquaculture, shellfish restoration, intertidal and subtidal invertebrate applied ecology, predominately in recruitment and community relationships.

Jochi Aronowicz, B.S.
University of Chicago, Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Analysis of body patterning gene expression and function during the establishment of the radial echinoderm body plan.

Robin W. Baird , Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Psychology
Foraging behavior and foraging ecology of killer whales.

Yvonne Beckham, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Molecular biology experiments that are associated with various projects at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

William M Bement, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Zoology
Investigations of the means by which transient skeletal arrays are assembled.

Robb Bennett, Ph.D.
BC Ministry of Forests
Spider diversity and taxonomy project centred on Vancouver Island and adjacent areas.

Sarah Berke, B.A.
University of South Carolina, Biological Sciences
Investigations of fitness impacts of decorating behavior in crabs.

Christiane Biermann, Ph.D.
Portland State University, Department of Biology
Investigations of the genetic structure of local populations of invertebrates.

John R. Blinks, M.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Isolation and characterization and modification of recombinant photoproteins in Cnidaria.

Natika Bock
University of Victoria
Investigations of peripheral nervous system and magnetoreception in Tritonia diomeda.

Josh Bouma, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Using artificial habitats (BARTs) to determine recruitment success of juvenile pinto abalone in the San Juan Islands.

Paul Bourdeau, M.S.
SUNY at Stony Brook
Ecology and evolution of phenotypic plasticity and marine invasion ecology.

Susan Brady, M.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of larval modes of development and early swimming responses.

Beth Brainerd, Ph.D.
Brown University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Biomechanics of segmented axial musculature in fishes.

Joel Breems
University of Washington, Department of Urban Horticulture
Investigations of Zostera marina with Dr. Sandy Willie-Echeverria.

Lyle L. Britt, M.S.
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Early life history and development of marine fishes and their effects on survival and recruitment.

Kevin Britton-Simmons, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of seagrasses, kelp and marine community ecology.

Paulette Brunner
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Imaging cells and embryos at FHL's Center for Cell Dynamics.

Jennifer L. Burnaford, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Biology Department
The effects of habitat modification by canopy-forming algae on intertidal community structure.

Maria Byrne, Ph.D.
University of Sydney. Illg Distinguished Lecturer for 2006.
Initiation of a collaborative project with Billie Swalla on larval evolution in echinoderms, particularly the ophiuroids.

Shaun D. Cain, Ph.D.
Eastern Oregon University, Department of Biology
Investigations of the intersection of computers, neurobiology, behavior, and water flow in seaslugs, squirts, and sponges.

Emily Carrington University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs, Department of Biology. The physiological ecology of marine organisms, particularly the mechanical design of animals and plants that inhabit physically demanding rocky shore habitats.

Dave Carroll, Ph.D.
Florida Institute of Technology, Biological Sciences
Comparative studies of egg maturation and fertilization.

Angelica Castillo
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Investigations of the length of thin filaments in rabbit muscle tissue.

Sung (Anthony) Chi
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of carbon cycling in oceans.

Wei-Chun Chin, Ph.D.
University of California, Merced, School of Engineering
Investigations of the role of secretory granules in exocytosis Ca2+ signaling pathways.

Greg Clark, Ph.D.
University of Utah, Department of Psychobiology
Cellular neuronal mechanisms of learning and sensory information processing in simple marine invertebrate systems (Aplysia and Hermissenda).

Howard Clarke, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Molecular and Cell Biologist at FHL's Center for Cell Dynamics.

Alice Cohen, B.S.
University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability
Studies of groundwater management on both sides of the Canada - US border on the islands in the Georgia Strait.

Megan Dethier, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories, Department of Biology
Shoreline habitat classification and the design of monitoring programs. Effects of stress on growth and reproduction of intertidal algae.

Bradley Dickerson
Swarthmore College
Investigating the delay of metamorphosis and its ecological consequences for solitary ascidians.

Yong Xue Ding, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of the role of secretory granules in exocyosis Ca2+ signaling pathways.

David O. Duggins, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Population biology and biomechanics of kelps.

Eva Dusek, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Modeling and investigations of the suspension-feeding capacity of intertidal invertebates in Puget Sound, particularly on the toxin-producing diaton Pseudo-nitzschia.

Charles Endris, B.S.
California State University, Moss Landing
Investigations of marine fish ecology habitat requirements and the design of MPAs.

Richard B. Emlet, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Functional morphology of larval and juveniles around metamorphosis.

Victoria Foe, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Dynamics and function of actin and microtubules in cell shape changes and cytokinesis during early development of marine invertebrates.

Lisbeth Francis, Ph.D.
Western Washington University, and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Cnidarian behavior and ecology, especially the evolution of social aggression within and between anemone species.

Gary L. Freeman, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin
Post-metamorphic developmental changes in larvae prevented from settling.

Sam Galle, B.S.
University of CA - Santa Barbara
Early life history and sensory system development of marine fishes and their effects on survival and recruitment.

Sophie B. George, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University
Effect of food quality and salinity on the development of echinoderm larvae.

George Gilchrist, Ph.D.
College of William and Mary, Department of Biology
Expanding on a computer model of adaptation to thermal variation.

Ryan Gile, B.S.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Authoring software at FHL's Center for Cell Dynamics.

Sarah Gilman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories postdoctoral research associate.
Phenotypic plasticity and habitat specialization in snails of the genus Lottia.

Raymon M. Glantz, Ph.D.
Rice University, and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Polarization vision in decapod crustacea: the role of polarized light in form and motion vision.

Charles H. Greene, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Senior scientist for the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Project to accoustically track salmon along the West Coast of North America.

Gary Greene, Ph.D.
California State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Investigations of marine fish ecology, habitat requirements and thedesign of MPAs.

Branko Grumbaum, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Preparation of a monograph containing new research results of independent interest.

Daniel Grunbaum, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories and School of Oceanography
Ecological dynamics in heterogeneous marine environments, with a focus on linkages between biomechanical constraints on organisms' locomotion and sensing, foraging and social behavioral strategies, and the resulting large-scale trophic interactions.

Don Gunderson, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of marine fish ecology and marine protected areas.

Benjamin Hall
University of Washington, Biology Department
Populations of R. macrophyllum native to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

Charles Halpern, Ph.D.
University of Washington, College of Forest Resources
The ecology of forest understory and meadow communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Brad Hanson, M.S.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Prey selection and foraging behavior of southern resident killer whales.

Mike Hart, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University
Marine Invertebrate Zoology 2006 faculty.

Sarah Alexandra Hart, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories and Department of Biology
Ecology and evolution of phenotypic plasticity and inducible defenses in marine organisms.

Rebecca Helm
Eckerd College, Biology Department
Differentiation dedifferentiation and redifferentiation of an acoel flatworm and acoel fauna of the region.

Scottie Y. Henderson, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Department of Biology
Investigation of the life-histories of marine invertebrates with an emphasis in how maternal nutrition and investment affect offspring.

Michelle Herko, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Research Apprentice team investigating oceanic self-assembling biopolymers.

Andreas Heyland, B.S.
Whitney Laboratory
Neuroendocrinology of Aplysia californica.

A. Rus Hoelzel, Ph.D.
University of Durham
Minke whale fedding ecology and habitat use.

Jennifer R. Hoffman, Ph.D.
UW - Bothell
Marine diversity & conservation.

Jaquan Horton, B.S.
University of California, Irvine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes.

Fumio Iwata, DSc.
Hokkaido University
Taxonomic studies on new and reported species of nemerteans from Friday Harbor.

Molly Jacobs, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Modes of development in marine invertebrates particularly the evolution of coloniality in ascidians.

Jeffrey S. Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, Department of Biology
Limits to performance and ecological impact of the molluscivore Rhacochilus vacca (Embiotocidae).

Katie Kauffman, B.S.
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Carson Keever
Simon Fraser University
Marine invertebrate zoology.

Stephen C. Kempf, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Zoology and Wildlife Science
Structure and function of the apical sensory organ in larval molluscs and other invertebrate species.

Kerry Kim
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Computational modeling of evolution of robustness within genetic networks.

Pema Kitaeff, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Ecology of subtidal habitats, symbiosis of marine invertebrates and algae.

Terrie Klinger, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories and School of Marine Affairs
Nearshore ecology; marine conservation biology and management.

Robin Kodner, B.S.
Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Chemical composition of prasinophyte green algal reproductive cysts called phycomata.

Michal Kowalewski, Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic State University, Department of Geosciences
Predator-prey interactions in the fossil record.

Karen Koy
University of Illinois, Chicago
Foraging behavior of intertidal invertebrates in a heterogeneous resource environment, and behavioral responses of the whelk Nucella lamellosa to adverse stimuli.

Eugene Kozloff, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Differentiation and dedifferentiation and redifferentiation of an acoel flatworm and acoel fauna of the region.

Andree-Anne Lachance
University of Quebec at Rimouski, Institut des Sciences de la Mer
Influence of different factors (environment, physiological and genetic) on the attachment strength of blue mussel (Mytilus edulis).

Charles Lambert, Ph.D.
California State University Fullerton, Department of Biological Science
Early events in the maturation of ascidian eggs.

Gretchen Lambert, M.S.
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Science
Taxonomy and natural history of ascidians, especially non-indigenous species.

Lindsey Leighton, Ph.D.
San Diego State University
Predator-prey interactions in the fossil record.

John Levey, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Investigations of how wild fruits protect thenselves from fungal attack, without compromising their attractiveness to birds and other seed dispersers.

Kim Littlefield, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
The structure/function relationship of myosin.

Ryan Littlefield, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Elucidating the role of graded polarity actomyosin bundles in migrating cells.

Roger Longley, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Development and function of the pulmonate nervous system.

Suzanne Lunsford
College of Charleston, Biology Department
Physical ecology of development in intertidal habitats.

Megan Mach, B.S.
Boston University, Biology Department
Physical ecology of development in intertidal habitats.

George Mackie, Ph.D.
University of Victoria
Investigations of the sensory biology of ascidians.

Aleksey Malyshev, Ph.D.
Russian Academy of Sciences
Investigation of the neuronal control of cardiovascular activity in the pteropod mollusk Clione limacina.

Peter Marko, Ph.D.
Clemson University
Laboratory manual for molecular biology high school teachers.

Jessica A. Marks, B.S.
University of Bergen, Department of Zoology
Barriers to fertilization in Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis and S. pallidus from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Egg size, larval biology and life-history traits in urchins.

Svetlana Maslakova, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories postdoctoral research associate
Evolution of larval development in Nemerteans.

James Maylie, Ph.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University
Calcium activted potassium channel and calcium signaling in sea urchin egg.

Katie McDonald, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Assessing the risks invertebrate larvae run as they develop through settlement.

Robert W. Meech, Ph.D.
University of Bristol, Physiology Department
Evolution of the first nervous systems.

Rachel Ann Merz, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, Department of Biology
Long-term research at Cattle Point.

Claudia E. Mills, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Biology and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Biology of medusae, ctenophores and siphonophores; invasion of introduced clam Nuttallia obscurata into Puget Sound; plant surveys of UW properties in the San Juan Islands; centennial history of FHL.

James Miskelly, M.S.
University of Victoria, Department of Biology
We are studying the distribution and habitat of a rare San Juan Islands endemic butterfly, the Island Marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus).

Gretchen Moeser
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Physiological ecology of marine organisms, particularly the mechanical design of animals and plants that inhabit physically demanding rocky shore habitats.

Lisa Moore
Florida Institute of Technology
Investigations of comparative biology of egg maturation and fertilization.

Amy Moran, Ph.D.
Clemson University
Comparisons of egg mass physiology between Antarctic and temperate marine invertebrates: exploring temperature and oxygen as constraints on organismal design.

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Neuroscience and Zoology
Comparative genomics and neurogenomics, obtaining samples for cDNA libraries, mechanisms of behavioral integration, and evolution of signaling molecules.

M. Patricia Morse, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Establish a digital library resource for bringing cutting edge research in integrative and comparative biology to undergraduate teachers at two and four year colleges and universities.

Thomas F. Mumford, Ph.D.
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Marine algae and seagrass ecology.

Hiroyuki Munehara, Ph.D.
Hokkaido University, Usujiri Fisheries Station
Collection of cottoid species inhabiting the western Pacific species.

Edwin M. Munro, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics
Investigating the cellular, cytoskeletal and mechanical bases for morphogenesis.

Madrona Murphy
University of Washington
Plant-human interactions in the San Juan Archipelago and using the tools of genetic analysis and molecular biology to investigate these relationships.

James Murray, Ph.D.
University of Central Arkansas
Investigations of the neural basis of orientation behavior in the sea slug Tritonia diomedea.

William Nesse
University of Utah, Mathematics Department
Phase coupling in networks of neurons and their putative role in light encoding in Hermissenda retina.

Jan A. Newton, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Tigran P. Norekian, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Neuronal mechanisms of the feeding arousal in the predatory pteropod mollusc Clione limacina.

Garry Odell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Director, Center for Cell Dynamics
Investigations of the dynamics of genetic networks.

Annette M. Olson, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
Evolutionary ecology of red algae.

Shigeko Ooishi, D.Sc.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Taxonomy of copepods associated with ascidians.

Rich Osborne, Ph.D.
The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, Washington
Marine mammal ecology and behavior.

Fernanda Oyarzun, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology, and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Modes of development of marine invertebrates.

Bob Pacunski, M.S.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Surveys of bottomfish populations in the San Juan Islands.

Dianna K. Padilla, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook
Dispersal and impacts of invasive species in marine reserves, especially aquaculture escapees, as well as phenotypic plasticity in feeding & morphology in gastropods.

Stephanie Palacio
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Investigations of the effect of temperature on the feeding time of Nucella ostrina.

Sandra Parker-Stetter, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Bruno Pernet, Ph.D.
California State University, Long Beach
Functional morphology and evolution of feeding and nonfeeding larval development in annelids.

Emily (Emma) Peters
University of Central Arkansas
Neural basis of orientation behavior in the sea slug Tritonia.

Anthony Pires, Ph.D.
Dickinson College
Neural control of settlement and metamorphosis in larvae of marine invertebrates, especially gastropods.

Thomas J. Pirtle, Ph.D.
Abilene Christian University
Neuronal control of locomotor speed change in Clione limacina.

Robert D. Podolsky, Ph.D.
College of Charleston
Physical ecology of development in intertidal habitats.

Susanne Rafelski, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Studying Listeria's intracellular actin based motility.

Reg Reisenbichler
USGS, Western Fisheries Research Center
Population and conservation biology of anadromous Pacific salmonids, and ecology of coral and temperate reef fish communities.

Mary Rice, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Marine Station
Reproduction, development and phylogeny of the Sipuncula.

Lynn Riddiford, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Biology and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Evolution of developmental mechanisms in marine arthropods.

Ellis B. Ridgway, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Physiology Department
Molecular basis of muscle contraction.

Brandon Robinson
Georgia Southern University, Department of Biology
Investigations of the life history characteristics of the introduced bryoazoan Bugula spp.

Anthony Rodriguez
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
Investigations of carbon cycling in the ocean.

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
Bodega Marine Lab
The role of ecosystem engineers and positive species interactions in the maintenance of marine subtidal communities.

Richard A. Satterlie, Ph.D.
Univ. North Carolina, Wilmington
Electrophysiological analysis of motivation and arousal in a pteropod mollusk.

Megan Saunders, B.S.
Dalhousie University
The mechanisms of larval supply to the benthos with respect to oceanographic conditions.

Christopher Schoff, B.S.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Studies of early asymetric cell divisions in C. elegans.

Erika Schreiber
Clemson University, Department of Biological Sciences
Comparisons of egg mass physiology between Antarctic and temperate marine invertebrates: exploring temperature and oxygen as constraints on organismal design.

Allen W. Schuetz, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, Population Dynamics
Intra-ovarian mediation of hormone induced oocyte maturation in starfish.

Anja Schulze, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Marine Station
Comparative invertebrate embryology.

Ryan Schwarz
University of New Mexico, Department of Biology
Identification of immune molecules to defend from pathogens and assessing the molecular evolution of these molecules, using Hydractinia (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) as a model system.

Kenneth Sebens, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Director, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Dave Secord, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Director, Program on the Environment
Life history biology of invertebrates, marine environmental science and policy, human interactions with marine invertebrates.

Kristin M. Sherrard, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Effect of scaling factors on performance and survival in a suspension-feeding marine invertebrate.

Jenny Sider
University of Chicago
Means by which transient cytoskeletal arrays are assembled.

Joe Sisneros, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychology Department
Mechanisms of sound source detection and localization by fishes.

Joanna Smith, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Investigations of marine fish, ecology, habitat requirements and the design of marine protected areas.

Jonathan Sprague, B.S.
University of Montana
Comparisons of egg mass physiology between Antarctic and temperate marine invertebrates: exploring temperature and oxygen as constraints on organismal design.

Craig Staude, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Systematics and biology of gammaridean amphipods and leptostracans.

Billie Jo Stevens
California State University, Long Beach
Ecology of the intertidal sea star Leptasterias hexactis.

Richard Strathmann, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories, Department of Biology
Modes of development of marine invertebrates. Evolution of development rates.

Steve Stricker, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, Department of Biology
Investigations of kinase activities during egg maturation.

Nadia Suárez-Bosché
University of Baja California, Mexico
Investigations of cellular dynamics at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

Adam Summers, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Understanding the intramuscular pressures generated during steady locomotion in fishes.

William Sunderland, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories
Research Scientist at FHL's Center for Cell Dynamics.

Billie Swalla, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Biology and Friday Harbor Laboratories
Evolution and development of the chordates and the immune system.

Rowann Tallmon, M.A.
The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, Washington
Activities associated with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Amanda Taylor, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Anthropology
Investigations of the chronology and nature of prehistoric settlement and subsistence on the San Juan Islands.

Shang You Tee, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics
Postdoctoral research associate at FHL's Center for Cell Dynamics.

Sean Thompson
California State University - Fresno
Investigations of the influence of water flow on mussels.

Breck Tyler, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Anton Vagapov
University of Saint Petersburg
Investigations of the molecular characterization of Triops cancriformis.

Melissa Vasquez, B.S.
University of Puget Sound
Investigations of comparative biology of egg maturation and fertilization

Dawn Vaughn, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology and Friday Harbor Laboratories
The developmental processes of gastropod ontogenetic torsion; and inducible defenses in marine zooplankton.

Pedro Verdugo, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
Investigations of carbon cycling in the ocean.

George von Dassow, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics
Dynamics and function of actin and microtubules in cell shape changes and cytokinesis during early development of marine invertebrates.

Raechel Waters
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Quantifying in situ zooplankton movement and trophic impacts in thin layers of elevated phytoplankton biomass in Eastsound, WA.

Judith Williams, Ph.D.
University of Southern Mississippi, Biology Department
Investigating the presence of insect neuropeptides and the aquatic crustacean Copepoda.

Dennis Willows, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
New silicon technologies to record from the nervous systems of freely behaving animals.

H. Arthur Woods, Ph.D.
University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences
Comparisons of egg mass physiology between Antarctic and temperate marine invertebrates: exploring temperature and oxygen as constraints on organismal design.

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of the ecology of eelgrasses, particularly Zostera marina.

Takeshi Yamagata, Ph.D.
Univesity of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Melange related to the collapse of the Permian seamount in the San Juan Islands.

Sylvia Yang, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Investigations of the physical mechanisms underlying spatial patterning in ecosystems.

Russel L. Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Embryogenesis and cyphonautes larvae of two ctenostome (Alcyonidium sp. and an undescribed species) and a cheilostome bryozoan (Membranipora sp.), focusing on cleavage patterns, formation of the vestibule and its feeding apparatus, larval morphology, and metamorphosis.

Mackenzie Zippay, B.S.
UC Santa Barbara, Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans
Congener comparison of thermal tolerance and gene expression patterns in Nucella larvae.