Friday Harbor Laboratories

Researchers at FHL


Researcher Quotes

  • "FHL…allowed me to explore biology independently, but not in isolation, in a community of supportive and engaged biologists. Stockroom and common-use equipment allowed me to try tons of stuff that I couldn't have afforded to do at a less-well equipped place"
  • "The students in my fish class are responsible for a substantial percentage of the research I have published and were the key instigators of many good ideas"
  • "FHL also provided an environment in which many splendid graduate students (and …undergrads) and post-docs became interested to add their research enterprise to my lab and this was/is invaluable"
  • "FHL gets credit for just about all of the successes in my career"

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Barry Ache, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory
Cellular mechanisms of phospholipid signaling in olfactory receptor cells. Webpage

Chris Amemiya, Ph.D.
Virginia Mason Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute
Investigations of genome dynamism. Webpage

Robert Andersen, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories.
Algal systematics, including the heterokont algal tree of life.

Haroula Argiros, M.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Investigations of how the chromosomal passenger complex and MKLP1 regulates cytokinesis in sea urchin embryos.

Jacqueline Arroyo
Cal State University, Fullerton, Biology
Effects of Sargassum muticum on CA tide pools.

John Banks, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
I am working on a manuscript focused on conservation of parastitoid wasps in biological control-this is follow-up on some work I published earlier this year.

Andres Barria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
The role of NR2 subunits on synaptogenesis. Webpage

Russel Barsh
KWIAHT (Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea), Ctr for Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
Terrestrial-marine nutrient and contaminant linkages; salmonid use of terrestrials in nearshore habitats and insects as vectors of toxics.

Jack Bell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
The application of of high precision liquid chromatography to marine science research.

Barbara Bennett, M.A.
University of Washington
Exploring the policy development process for endangered species in heavily used coastal areas, particularly examining elements of stakeholder engagement that lend to successful policies.

Stephen Bollens, Ph.D.
Washington State University, Dir., School of Earth & Environmental ciences
Investigations of diel veritcal migration in zooplankton. Webpage

Sada Boyd
Bennett College for Women
Investigations of individual burrowing behavior of Pacific Sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus).

Beth Brainerd, Ph.D.
Brown University, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Investigations of functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes. Webpage

Eliot A. Brenowitz, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychology/Biology
Seasonal patterns of song behavior in songbirds on San Juan Island. Webpage

Sara Breslow
Univesity of Washington, Environmental Anthropology
Investigations of the conflict surrounding salmon habitat restoration and farmland preservation in the Skagit Valley.

Lyle L. Britt, Ph.D.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
The sensory ecology and development of marine fishes.

Kevin Britton-Simmons, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Marine community ecology.

C. Titus Brown, Ph.D.
Michigan State University, Computer Science and Engineering
Means and modes of chordate/vertebrate evolution. Webpage

Jennifer Burnaford, Ph.D.
California State University Fullerton, Biological Science (MH 282)
Species interactions in the intertidal zone. Webpage

Shaun D. Cain, Ph.D.
Eastern Oregon University, Department of Biology
The intersection of computers, neurobiology, behavior, and water flow in slugs, squirts, and sponges. Webpage

Eric Octavio Campos, B.A.
University of Washington, Biology
Life in moving fluids. Webpage

Johanna Cannon, B.A.
Auburn University, Biological Sciences
Gene expression in pterobranch hemichordates.

Martha Cantwell, B.A.
UC San Diego
Effects of invasive mammals on marine communities.

Emily Carrington, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
The physiological ecology of marine organisms, particularly the mechanical design of animals and plants that inhabit physically demanding rocky shores. Webpage

Diego Castro Oliva
College of Charleston
Phenotypic plasticity in the egg mass tethers of Melanochlamys diomedea (Bergh) in response to rariation in water motion.

Kit Yu Karen Chan, BSc
Unviersity of Washington, School of Oceanography
Behavioral responses of invertebrate larvae to environmental variables and their implications on their vertical distribution and hence dispersal.

David M. Checkley, Jr., Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division
Analysis of faunal abundance, distribution, colonization, diversity and trophic (isotope) data associated with Pacific methane seeps and other reducing ecosystems. Webpage

Wei Cheng
University of Washington, College of the Environment
Primary productivity of Portlock Bank in the Gulf of Alaska.

Wei-Chun Chin, Ph.D.
UC Merced, Bioengineering
Marine phytoplankton release of dissolved organic matter into the ocean. Webpage

Mathew Citarella, B.S.
University of Florida, The Whitney Laboratory
Investigations of nitric oxide signalling in simpler nervous systems, and comparative neurogenomics.

Carrie Craig, B.S.
University of Washington
The physiological ecology of marine organisms, particularly the mechanical design of animals and plants that inhabit physically demanding rocky shores.

Stephanie Crofts, B.A.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
How structure affects function, specifically, Poisson's ratio of shrimp exoskeleton and whether or not the arrangement of the chitin fibers confers unexpected properties to the tissue as a whole.

Anthony D'Orazio, M.S.
The Ohio State University, Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB)
Individual polyp behavior and scaling these rules to the group level in Anthopleura elegantissima.

Horacio de la Iglesia, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Investigations of biological clocks in crabs. Webpage

Roger deRoos, Ph.D.
Skagit Valley College, San Juan Center
Teaching introduction to biology for Skagit Valley College students.

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

Kelly Dorgan, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology
The interactions of infaunal animals with their physical environment, including the mechanics and energetics of burrowing in muddy sediments and bioirrigation of sediments. Webpage

Eliot G. Drucker, Ph.D.
Wild Fish Conservancy
Hydrodynamics of fish locomotion and evolution of aquatic propulsor anatomy.

Kevin Du Clos, B.S.
University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
The effects of repeated injury on surface deposit feeding spionid polychaetes, subsurface deposit feeding maldanid polychaetes and arenicolid polychaetes.

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

Eva Dusek, Bachelor of Sciences
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
How bivalves assimilate and excrete domoic acid.

Timothy Dwyer, M.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Alexandra Eaves, Ph.D.
B.C. Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences
Investigations of comparative invertebrate zoology.

Douglas Eernisse, Ph.D.
Cal State University at Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences
Revising the systematics of West Coast Henricia (Asteroidea). Webpage

Justin Eichinger, B.S.
University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Biology and Marine Biology
Dorso-ventral muscles and wing thickness in Clione.

Robin Elahi, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
The effects of biodiversity on ecosystem function and how numerically dominant consumers (urchins an chitons) alter the relationship between species richness and resource use on underwater rock walls.

Joel Elliot, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Department of Biology
Marine predator-prey and symbiotic interactions. Webpage

Joel Elliott, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Biology
Population biology of intertidal sea stars. Webpage

Laura Elsberry, B.S.
California State University Fullerton, Biology
Investigations of the recovery of algae to abiotic stresses.

Candice Emmons, M.A.
NWFSC, Marine Mammal Program
Southern Resident killer whale foraging ecology. Webpage

Daniel Fernandes, M.S.
College of Charleston - Grice Marine Lab, Biology
Early development of marine gastropods.

Lisa Ferrier, B.S.
Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division
Investigations of eelgrass (Zostera marina) stressors that caused eelgrass losses locally using transplantation experiments and environmental monitoring to assess and identify current eelgrass stressors. Webpage

Lara Ferry, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, Division of Mathematice & Natural Sciences
Functional morphology of marine fishes. Webpage

Erica Flores
College of Charleston
Effects of wnt pathway activation on larval cloning in the sand dollar, Dendraster excentricus.

Victoria Foe, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Dynamics and function of actin and microtubules in cell shape changes and cytokinesis during early development of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Lisbeth Francis, Ph.D.
Western Washington University, Shannon Point Marine Laboratory
Cnidarian behavior and ecology, especially the evolution of social aggression within and between anemone species.

Carolyn Friedman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Investigations of the ecology of infectious marine disease. Webpage

Cara Gallagher
California State University East Bay, Biology
Studies of the seaslug Tritonia diomedea to study how animals use directional tools and navigate using sensory organs.

Aaron Galloway, M.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Subtidal ecology, and fatty acids as trophic markers.

David Garfield, Ph.D.
Duke University, Biology Department
Evolution of development, evolutionary biology, and conservation. Webpage

James Gawel
University of Washington - Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Review ofour year-long monitoring work on Wapato Lake, a highly impacted urban waterbody with severe eutrophication problem resulting in public access closures, noxious algae blooms and periodic wildlife kills.

Sal Genovese, Ph.D.
Northeastern University, Three Seas Program, Marine Science Center
Program Director - Three Seas Program Webpage

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

Sarah Gilman, Ph.D.
The Claremont Colleges, Joint Science Department
Effects of temperature and climate change on marine species. Webpage

Raymon M. Glantz, Ph.D.
University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
Behavioral and neurophysiological studies of polarization vision in decapod crustacea. Webpage

Patricia Gonzalez
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Science (MH-282)
Effects of thermal stress on oyster filtration rates.

Albert Gordon, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
Investigations of calcium regulation of muscle contraction. Webpage

John Gosline, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology
Investigations of the biomechanics of marine organisms. Webpage

Sarah Gray, B.S.
Stony Brook University, Ecology and Evolution
The ecological impacts and spread of aquatic invasive species and the ecology and evolution of phenotypically plastic morphologies, especially in molluscs. Webpage

Charles H. Greene, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
The remote forcing of climate on NW Atlantic shelf ecosystems. Geoengineering approaches to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere to 350 ppm. Webpage

H. Gary Greene, Ph.D.
University of Washington - Friday Harbor Laboratories
Use of multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data to investigate habitat (bottomfish, mammals, inverts, etc.) and marine geology within the San Juan Islands and the adjacent transboundary region between the U.S. and Canada. Webpage

Danny Grunbaum, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Spatial ecological dynamics of marine communities, larval biology, biomechanics and behavior. Webpage

Kenneth Halanych, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Biological Sciences Department
Evolutionary history of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Brad Hanson, Ph.D.
NOAA-NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Southern Resident killer whale foraging ecology. Webpage

Anne Harmann
University of Washington - Friday Harbor Laboratories
Terrestrial-marine nutrient and contaminant linkages; salmonid use of terrestrials in nearshore habitats and insects as vectors of toxics.

Jon Harrison, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Environmental and ecological physiology of insects." Webpage

Alexandra Hart, B.A.
University of Washington, Biology
Marine community ecology. Webpage

Michael Hart, PhD
Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences
IInvestigations of genes that encode gamete recognition proteins in sperm and eggs of some sea star species. Webpage

Drew Harvell, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Exploring how water temperature and acidity impact parasitism and resistance, we will expose Littorina spp and the trematode parasites to varying temperature and CO2 levels. Webpage

Hilary Hayford, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Rocky intertidal ecology.

Andreas Hejnol, Ph.D.
University of Bergen, Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology
Cell lineage studies and experimental developmental biology of the brachiopod Terebratalia transversa. Webpage

Scottie Henderson, Ph.D.
California State University Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences (MH-282)
Life histories of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Shannon Hennessey
University of Washington
The effects of kleptoparasitism on the foraging behavior of the rhinoceros auklet Cerorhinca monocerata.

Steve Herbert
University of Washington, Geography/Law, Societies, and Justice
Examining the application of the Endangered Species Act to improve the circumstances facing the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Webpage

Jason Hodin, Ph.D.
Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Internal-external signaling dynamics that regulate metamorphic transitions in echinoderms, and how they can be disrupted my anthropogenic pollutants and other impacts. Webpage

Kristin Hoelting, B.A.
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
Analysis of management processes and social conditions that lead to biological success and social acceptance of Marine Protected Areas in Puget Sound.

A. Rus Hoelzel, Ph.D.
Durham University, Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Minke whale feeding ecology and habitat use. Webpage

David Hope, M.S.
University of Victoria, Biology
Effects of invasive mammals on marine communities.

Beth Horton
National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Archaeological research at English Camp and American Camp of the San Juan Island National Historical Park.

Jaquan Horton, M.S.
University of Washington, Dept of Biology
Material properties of intestinal tissues in fish.

Evan Howard
University of Washington, Oceanography
Investigations of ocean acidification and its biological impacts.

Katelyn Hunt
University of Maine
The effects of repeated injury on surface deposit feeding spionid polychaetes, subsurface deposit feeding maldanid polychaetes and arenicolid polychaetes.

Mike Huynh
California State University, East Bay (B.S. 06/2012)
Effect of ocean acidification on the escape swim response in the nudibranch Tritonia diomedea.

Fumio Iwata, Ph.D.
Hokkaido University, Japan, Zoology
Taxonomic studies on new and reported species of nemerteans from Friday Harbor.

Jeffrey Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, Department of Biology
Effect of flow on prey capture kinematics in shiner perch. Webpage

Sonke Johnsen, Ph.D.
Duke University, Biology Department
Illg Distinguished Lecturer for 2010. Webpage

Margaret Johnson
Scripps College
Ecological consequences of elevated temperature.

Hannah Julich, B.S.
WA Department of Natural Resources, Nearshore Habitat Program
Investigations of the stressors affecting eelgrass recovery and survival in Westcott Bay.

Vlad Kaczynksi
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
Current and future relations with sub-Saharan Africa on the KMI research project. The project will investigate marine environmental issues in the US experience involving marine mammals and other marine species. Webpage

Robert Kaplan, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health
Research on metabolic and anabolic mechanisms involving insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and the association of this important biological system with human phenotypes. Webpage

Carrie Kappel, Ph.D.
University of California Santa Barbara, National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
Effects of invasive mammals on marine communities. Webpage

Darcy Kato, B.S.
California State University, East Bay, Biology
The role of single neurons in orientation behavior.

Jonas Keiler, M.S.
University of Rostock, Zoology/Institute of Biological Sciences
Evolution of the morphology of the circulatory system in decapod crustaceans. Webpage

Stephen C. Kempf, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Zoology & Wildlife Science
Writing a digital lab manual on vertebrate development. Webpage

Benjamin Kerr, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Dept
Modelling ecological competition in populations where breeding is seasonal. Webpage

Joel Kingsolver, Ph.D.
Univ of NC, Chapel Hill, Department of Biology
How phenotypic plasticity affects the ecological and evolutionary responses of populations to directional climate change. Extending these theoretical models to consider non-linear reaction norms and exploring the consequences for evolutionary responses to climate change. Webpage

Pema Kitaeff, M.S.
University of Washington- Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigatons of subtidal ecology including surveys of subtidal flora.

Thomas Kleinteich, Ph.D.
University of Washington - Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
The evolution of feeding systems in amphibians, especially on how amphibians deal with different functional constraints on the larval and adult life stage. Webpage

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

Robin Kodner, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Diatom genomics and ecology. Describing and culturing a new species of green algal phytoplankton from the genus Halosphaera. Webpage

Mimi Koehl , Ph.D.
University of California, Dept. of Integrative Biology
An analysis of the morphogenesis of kelp blades of different shapes, using the giant bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana, as our research system.

Alan Kohn, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Systematics of local marine invertebrates.

Andrea Kohn, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience
Investigations of the origins and parallel evolution of neurons and complex brains nervous systems, with insights from basal metazoans and deuterostomes.

Mary Krauszer
University of Puget Sound, Biologu
Marine predator-prey and symbiotic interactions.

Floyd Kregenow, M.D.
University of Washington, Biology
Systems biology approach to identifying polar granule components (RNA and protein) in Drosophila melanogaster.

Kira Krumhansl, B.S.
Dalhousie University, Biology
Invesetigations of the connection between subtidal kelp beds and adjacent deep water communities through the transfer of detritus.

Carolyn Kurle, Ph.D.
UC San Diego. Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution Section
Effects of invasive mammals on marine communities. Webpage

Charles Laird, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dept of Biology
Investigations of the Three Creek Prairie and Wetlands Restoration project.

Athena Lam, B.A.
UC San Diego, Biological Sciences
Effects of invasive mammals on marine communities.

Charles Lambert, Ph.D.
Univ. of Washington
Protease activity and meiosis in ascidian oocytes. Webpage

Frances Lefcort
Montana State University, Prof., Dept of Cell Biology & Neuroscience and WWAMI Medical Education Program
Collaborative meeting to discuss live imaging in developing avian systems.

Tom Leschine
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
Investigations and writing about the social-ecological systems in the marine environment.

Lisa A. Levin
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division
The synthetic analysis of 10 years worth of faunal abundance, distribution, colonization, diversity and trophic (isotope) data associated with Pacific methane seeps and other reducing ecosystems.

Jeffrey Levinton, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook, Department of Ecology & Evolution
Geographic overlap of dispersed species.

John Lighton, Ph.D.
Univ. of Nevada at Las Vegas, Department of Biological Sciences
Flow-through respirometry.

Sara Lindsay, Ph.D.
University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
The effects of repeated injury on surface deposit feeding spionid polychaetes, subsurface deposit feeding maldanid polychaetes and arenicolid polychaetes.

John H. Long, Ph.D.
Vasser College, Department of Biology
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes.

Roger Longley, Ph.D.
Pacific Sciences Institute
Neural control of pedal sole cilia in the pond snail

Alexander Lowe
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Marine community ecology.

Jessica Lundin, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
I am evaluating proposed threats to the killer whale population by evaluating hormones and toxicants in the feces and how they inter-related and how they change temporally.

Megan Mach, M.A.
University of British Columbia, AERL-IRES
Investigations of the impact of invasive species on coastal ecosystems and the impact of coastal ecosystems on invasive species.

George Mackie, D.Phil
University of Victoria, Biology
Neural basis of swimming inhibition in hydromedusae. Webpage

Max Maliska, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Evolution and larval dispersal in periwinkles, Littorina plena and L. scutulata.

Mark Martindale, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii - PBRC, Kewalo Marine Lab
Investigations of brachiopod development. Webpage

George Matsui, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Biological Sciences
Bioadvection by the lugworm Abarenicola pacifica

Sophie McCoy, B.S.
University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution
Response of crustose coralline algae to ocean acidification. Webpage

Kathryn McDonald, Ph.D.
University of Washington , Biology
I take a mechanical approach to the study of developing invertebrate embryos, investigating the ways in which larval swimming affects the oceanic transport of early stages.

Robert Meech, D.Sc
University of Bristol, Physiology & Pharmacology Department
The evolution of neuromuscular control and its molecular basis. Webpage

Julia Merkel, M.S.
Johannes Gutenberg - University, Mainz, Biology - Evolution and Ecology of Aquatic Organisms
Phylogenetic studies on Entoprocta.

Rachel Merz, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, Biology
Mechanics and morphology of chaetal microstructure. Webpage

Edward Miles
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
Investigations of the ocean acidification problem combined with changing ocean thermal structure in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.

Kathy Ann Miller, Ph.D.
Wrigley Marine Science Center
Research and teaching of marine botany.

Claudia E. Mills, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Biology of medusae, ctenophores, and siphonophores; blooms and invasions in changing ocean ecosystems; invasion of bivalve Nuttallia obscurata into Puget Sound; plant surveys of UW properties in the San Juan Islands. Webpage

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Neuroscience
Investigations of the origins and parallel evolution of neurons and complex brains nervous systems, with insights from basal metazoans and deuterostomes.

Trish Morse, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Collaborating on a vision and strategic plan for a contemporary biology undergraduate program.

Joseph Mougous
University of Washington, Department of Microbiology
Investigations of functionally distinct type VI secretion systems which co-occur in the genome of Burkholderia thailandensis.

Thomas F. Mumford, Ph.D.
Washington Department of Natural Resources, Div. of Aquatic Resources
Investigations of the causes of recent declines in eelgrass (Zostera marina) in many small embayments in the San Juan Archipelago.

Gabe J. Murphy
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus-Fellow
The principles that underlie processing and representation of sensory information.

Madrona Murphy, B.A.
KWIAHT (Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea)
Structure, distribution, and phylogenic relationships of disjunct animal and plant populations in the San Juan Islands including small mammals, freshwater crustaceans and salmonids, lepidoptera, and Native American food plants such as Camassia spp and Perideridia gairdnerii.

James Murray, Ph.D.
California State University, East Bay, Biological Sciences
Neural mechanisms of navigation, adaptation to neurotoxic prey, and effects of acidification on nervous systems. Webpage

James W. Murray, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dir. of School of Oceanography
Investigations of ocean acidification in the NE Pacific.

Nalini Nadkarni, Ph.D.
Evergreen State College, Faculty of Environmental Studies
Forest canopy ecology. Webpage

Susanne Neuer, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
The biogeochemistry and carbon flux at subtropical ocean time series stations. Investigations of microzooplankton grazing in the subtropical North Atlantic gyre and its influence on the seasonality of primary production and particle flux. Webpage

Jan A. Newton, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function.

Michael Nishizaki, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Assessing the effect of varying environmental conditions on the physiology of the barnacle, Balanus glandula. Webpage

Tigran Norekian, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Neural control of locomotion in ctenophores.

Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of the effects of ocean acidification due to increased atmospheric CO2 on marine invertebrates, including the effect of larval growth under enhanced CO2 conditions on planktonic larval duration and post-settlement survival.

Charles O'Kelly, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Taxonomy and phylogenetic investigations of microalgae and protozoa, with special emphasis on smaller green algae and amoebae.

Garry Odell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Director of Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories. Webpage

Shigeko Ooishi, Ph.D.
University of Washington - Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of the taxonomy of copepods associated with ascidians

Fernanda Oyarzun
University of Washington, Biology Department
An integrative study that aims to understand reproductive plasticity and the consequences of different reproductive modes from sibling-sibling interaction to phylogeography.

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

Dianna Padilla, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University, Ecology and Evolution
The ecological impacts and spread of aquatic invasive species and the ecology and evolution of phenotypically plastic morphologies, especially in molluscs. Webpage

Yale Passamaneck, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Laboratory
Developmental evolution of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Bruno Passarelli
California State University, Long Beach, Department of Biology Sciences


Bruno Pernet, Ph.D.
Cal State University, Long Beach, Dept of Biological Sciences
Functional morphology and evolution of feeding and nonfeeding larval development in annelids. Webpage

Diane Perry
University of Washington
Green tides: Characterizing Ulva species in False Bay, San Juan Island.

Tanya Pia
Georgia Southern University
Effects of salinity fluctuations on Pisaster ochraceus larvae.

Tasneem Pierce
Michigan State University, Computer Science/MMG
Means and modes of chordate/vertebrate evolution.

Thomas Pirtle, Ph.D.
Grand Canyon University, College of Health Sciences
Cellular mechanisms of locomotor speed change in Clione limacina. Webpage

Robert Podolsky, Ph.D.
College of Charleston, Grice Marine Laboratory
Physiological ecology of development in intertidal habitats. Webpage

Marianne Porter, Ph.D.
Vassar College, Department of BIology
Exploring the function of the spiracle in Squalus acanthias, the spiny dogfish, ventilation while swimming. Webpage

Ann Potter, B.S.
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, Widlife Program
Monitoring populations of the rare, San Juan Islands endemic butterfly, the Island Marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus), and studying their distribtuion and habitat.

Rebecca Price, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Bothell, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Elucidation of the role of abiotic and biotic factors, such as erosion, temperature, density diet, and parasitism, on the rate of growth in Nucella lamellosa. Webpage

Martin Raphael, Ph.D.
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Demography of marbled murrelets, a threatened seabird, and how to monitor populations in the marine environment. Webpage

Karen Reagan
University of Washington, Dept of Biology
Exploration of native species interactions within grassland communities

Reg Reisenbichler, Ph.D.
USGS , Western Fisheries Reseach Center
Effects of delta restoration on macrophytes and fauna of the river delta and proximate nearshore areas. Short- and long-term effects of dam removal on nearshore marine biota.

Stephen Reller
University of Puget Sound, Biology
investigations of predation in marine environments between sea stars and mussels.

Jonathan Reum
University of Washington, Aquatic and Fishery and Sciences
Investigations of community-level variation in predator to prey body size ratios in marine and freshwater ecosystems.

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

Stefan Richter, Ph.D.
University of Rostock, Zoology/Institute of Biological Sciences
Evolution and morphology circulatory system in decapod crustaceans. Webpage

Steve Roberts
Ecological and environmental physiology of insects.

Steven Roberts, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Investigations of the ecology of marine infectious disease. Webpage

Frances Robertson, M.S.
University of British Columbia, Marine Mammal Research Unit
Long-term studies of the ecology of minke whales in the Georgia Strait-Puget Sound Basin. Webpage

Francois Robin, Ph.D.
University of Aix-Marseille II
Cortical tension, adhesion, cell and embryo shape.

Delany Rodriguez, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Regulation of cytokinesis during development.

Donald Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus - Long Island University
Working on growth as a sequential process involving some sort of preparatory or transitional phase followed by a fast phase, as in the classical A->B->C-> chemical reaction.

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
UC Davis, Bodega Marine Lab
Investigations of how local density is related to aggregation size and nearest neighbor distances in benthic marine invertebrates. Webpage

Emily Runnells, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science
Temporal variation of seabird foraging and prey.

Anna Sample
EcoStudies Institute, c/o Gary Slater
Investigations of ecological systems and the species that inhabit them to promote conservation, management, and restoration efforts that protect and maintain native biodiversity.

Scott Santagata, Ph.D.
Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Biology
Development of the nervous system among lophotrochozoans. Webpage

Richard Satterlie, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Center for Marine Science
Control of swimming speed in the pteropod mollusc Clione limacina. Webpage

Allen Schuetz, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, EHS
Intra-ovarian mechanisms that mediate induction of meiotic maturation of starfish oocytes.

Megan Schwartz
University of Puget Sound, Biology Department
Investigations of nemerteans.

Elaine Seaver, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Laboratory
Comparative developmental biology of marine annelids. Webpage

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

Gabriel Segarra
College of Charleston
Investigation of adult mollusks' adjustments of chemical defenses for their offspring in response to the presence of predators.

Silvia Sepulveda, B.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Investigations of the degradation of cyclins by the APC during the cell cycle and the effects it has on the onset of the different stages of mitosis, following the degradation of wild types and D-box mutants in cell extracts.

Noa Shenkar, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Investigations and teaching of marine invertebrate zoology.

Allison Sherman, B.A.
California State University East Bay, Biological Sciences
Investigations of how animals sense direction cues and control navigation, and we study the sea slug Tritonia diomedea as a model.

Charles Shuster, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Regulation of the cytoskeleton during development. Webpage

Wendy Silk
University of Califonia - Davis, Department of Land, Air & Water Resources
An analysis of the morphogenesis of kelp blades of different shapes, using the giant bull kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana, as our research system. Webpage

Joe Sisneros, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychology
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Craig Smith, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography
The structure and dynamics of whale-fall communities, and sources or organic loading, in shallow and deep water habitats. Webpage

Lillian Smith
Oakwood University
Investigations of ovule development in Zostera marina L. in response to temperature manipulation.

Samantha Smoot, B.S.
College of Charleston, Biology
Natural products of gastropod egg masses.

Kenneth Soda, B.S.
State University of New York-Stony Brook, Department of Ecology and Evolution
The ecological impacts and spread of aquatic invasive species and the ecology and evolution of phenotypically plastic morphologies, especially in molluscs.

Beth Sosik
University of Washington, SAFS
Investigation of the flow of nutrients from kelp detritus to deep water systems using stable isotopes.

Erik Sperling
Harvard University
Collections for investigations of large-scale animal systematics.

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

Jonathan Stern, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University, Biology
Minke whale feeding ecology and habitat use. Webpage

Rebecca Stombaugh
University of Washington
Investigation of summertime foraging habits of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) on San Juan Island, Washington.

Richard Strathmann, Ph.D.
Friday Harbor Labs, Friday Harbor Labs
Functional consequences of modes of development of embryos and larvae of marine animals. Webpage

Steve Stricker, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, Biology
Mechanisms of egg maturation. Webpage

Adam Summers, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes. Webpage

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

Billie J. Swalla, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Evolution and development of the Chordates. Webpage

John N. Thompson, Ph.D.
University of California at Santa Cruz, Depart of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Rapid and ongoing evolution driven by interactions among species. Webpage

Mary Topalovski
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Spatial regulation of cytokinesis in early embryos.

Brian Tsukimura, Ph.D.
California State University - Fresno, Department of BIology
Planning an organismal biology workshop. Webpage

Kevin Turner, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Effects of predatory fishes on subtidal marine food webs. Webpage

Breck Tyler, M.S.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago, particularly marine bird ecology. Webpage

Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh
University of Washington, Biology Department
The physiological mechanisms regulating the rate of plant cell expansion. Webpage

Dawn Vaughn, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Predator-induced defensive responses in marine invertebrate larvae. Webpage

Scott Veirs, Ph.D.
Marine Science and Sustainability School
Beam Reach program. Webpage

Val Veirs, Ph.D.
Colorado College, Physics Department
Beam Reach Program. Webpage

Pedro Verdugo, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
Investigations of physical and biological parameters leading to the formation of marine biogels. Webpage

Nils Volkenborn, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Biological Sciences
Bioadvection by the lugworm Abarenicola pacifica.

Robert Waaland, Ph.D.
University of Washington , Biology Department
Seaweed biology, especially seaweed diversity, distribution and productivity. Webpage

Allison Welch, Ph.D.
College of Charleston, Dept of Biology
The heritability of sexually-selected characteristics in gray tree frogs. Webpage

David Wethey, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Biological Sciences
Bioadvection by the lugworm Abarenicola pacifica. Webpage

Sarah Wiesner
UW
Investigation of effects of increases in temperature on seed production in Zostera marina.

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

Marjorie Wonham, Ph.D.
Quest University Canada
Research and teaching about marine invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest. Webpage

Jason Wood , Ph.D.
University of Washington
Beam Reach Program. Webpage

Sally Woodin, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Biological Sciences
Bioadvection by the lugworm Abarenicola pacifica. Webpage

H. Arthur Woods, Ph.D.
University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences
Ecological and environmental physiology of insects. Webpage

Linda Wordeman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology & Biophysics
Imaging centromere dynamics in echinoderms. Webpage

William Wright, Ph.D.
Chapman University, Biological Sciences
Analysis of newly acquired transcriptome data to deduce the molecular-genetic underpinnings of a previously identified loss of neuromodulatory function and behavioral sensitization in a sea hare related to the model species, Aplysia californica. Webpage

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Forest Resources
Investigations of the ecology and pathologies of local and introduced seagrasses. Webpage

Tina Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of fish and their habitats, with particular focus on juvenile salmon and sand lance.

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

Samantha Zeman, B.S.
U.C.Berkeley, Intergrative Biology
Investigations of infaunal invertebrates and how they interact with bottom boundary layer structure.

Russel Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences
Time lapse microscopy to show the vestibule buckles inward to form the unique feeding apparatus of cyphonautes. Webpage