Friday Harbor Laboratories

Researchers at FHL


Researcher Quotes

  • "Most of my major scientific discoveries originated from my course work and research at FHL. Interactions with other researchers and students helped me learn interdisciplinary work and thinking"
  • "At FHL, people who barely knew me were interested in and excited about what I was doing and that was very validating coming from an institution that does not do a good job of telling its faculty what they do well - This community support/validation is an extremely important aspect of FHL that I hope will be preserved and nurtured in the years to come"
  • "…a setting where I came to know and be known by the current and future leaders in the field. It has allowed me to do research over the years – in all cases I have appreciated how much I can get done at the labs and at the same time take part in the social interactions that are woven through the academic fabric"
  • "…my time spent at FHL gives me recognition & common ground among a large & diverse group of colleagues. The NSF funded research I am conducting now grew out of my dissertation research at FHL, and the proposal itself featured preliminary research carried out as a visiting investigator …provided and continues to provide a rich and supportive intellectual community"

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Barry Ache, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory
Investigations of lobster olfaction. Webpage

Nicolaus Adams, M.S.
NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC, Marine Biotoxin Program
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Chris Amemiya, Ph.D.
UW, Virginia Mason Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute
Functional genome of a basal vertebrate. Webpage

Robert Andersen, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of algal systematics to assemble the heterokont tree of life.

Eric M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University, Dept. Biological Sciences, Center for Wildlife Ecology
Marine birds and mammals.

Haroula Argiros, M.S.
New Mexico State University, Dept of Biology
Cytokinesis in echinoderm cells.

Marlin Atkinson, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Strains of the green algal genus Ostreobium. Webpage

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

Russel Barsh, Other
Kwiaht (Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea), Ctr for Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
Persistent pollutants in aquatic ecosystems. Webpage

Jack Bell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Analytical chemistry of marine environments.

Christiane Biermann, Ph.D.
Portland State University, Department of Biology
Evolution of reproductive barriers and population genetics of gamete recognition proteins in marine invertebrates. Webpage

Brian Bill, M.S.
NOAA Fisheries, Marine Biotoxins Program
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Elizabeth Boulding, Ph.D.
University of Guelph, Integrative Biology
Extinction or evolution of populations after a change in the environment. Webpage

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

Raymond Buckley, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Investigation of juvenile rockfish recruitment-habitat pathways and use of drifting algal mats as nursery habitat.

Nataliya Budaeva, Ph.D.
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Sciences, Ocean Benthic Fauna
Morphology of Mooreonuphis stigmatis.

Ann Budd
The University of Iowa, Department of Geoscience
Comparison of patterns of morphological diversification in the Pleistocene fossil record of scleractinian ("hard") corals that occur in Caribbean Sea with patterns of species diversification via a molecular phylogeny.

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

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

David Carlon
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Zoology
Comparison of patterns of morphological diversification in the Pleistocene fossil record of scleractinian ("hard") corals that occur in Caribbean Sea with patterns of species diversification via a molecular phylogeny.

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

Paulyn Cartwright, Ph.D.
University of Kansas, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Phylogenetic and developmental investigations in Hydrozoa. Webpage

William Cochlan, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University, Romberg Tiburon Center
Control of phytoplankton growth, their nutrition and distribution in the ocean. Webpage

Stephanie Crofts, B.A.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
The effects of structure on 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.

Pascale Cuet, Ph.D.
Universite de la Reunion
Establish carbonate dissolution rates of individual species of carbonate-boring microalgae from tropical (Hawaii) and temperate (Washington state) habitats, with special reference to strains of the green algal genus Ostreobium.

Jennifer Culkin
University of Washington, Registered Nurse/Harborview Medical Center
I will use part of my time to generate publishable essays from the journal compost I've already created. The other project is fiction and I know it will involve both a historical shipwreck and a contemporary aviation accident.

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

Kyle Demes, M.S.
University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology
Investigations of biomechanical strength of ~12 species of kelp for an evolutionary comparative analysis. Also, assessing the mechanical and functional consequences of reproductive state in three kelp species using the Instron machine to measure tissue mechanical properties coupled withhydrodynamic performance measurements from flumes.

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

Katie Dobkowski, M.A.
University of Washington, Masters of Science in Biology for Teachers (MSBT)
N. luetkeana growth in kelp and non-kelp sites.

Paolo Domenici, Ph.D.
International Marine Center, Organismal Biology Lab
Fish locomotion in relation with predator-prey interactions.

Kelly Dorgan, Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Biology Research Division
Interactions of infaunal animals with their environment. Webpage

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

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

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

Bich Thuy Eberhart, M.S.
NOAA/NWFSC, Marine Biotoxin Group
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Douglas Eernisse, Ph.D.
Calif. State University at Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences
Systematics of West Coast Henricia. Webpage

Robin Elahi, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Local and regional processes structuring subtidal communities. Webpage

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

Laura Elsberry, B.S.
California State University, Fullerton, Biological Science
Examining the effects of low tide on seaweeds.

Candice Emmons, M.A.
NWFSC, Marine Mammal Program
Impacts of noise on Southern Resident killer whale foraging.

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.

Paul Gabrielson, Ph.D.
Univ of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Investigations and teaching about marine algae.

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

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

Jonathan Geller
University of California
Marine invertebrate zoology.

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

Albert Gordon, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
My research interests are in understanding how calcium regulates muscle contraction.

Charles H. Greene, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Responses of global ocean ecosystems to climate. 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

Martha Groom, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Dynamics and restoration of eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds.

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.
NWFSC
Foraging ecology of killer whales.

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

Michael Hart, Ph.D.
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
I plan to work on a paper and research proposal on Climate Change and Marine Disease. Webpage

Suzanne Hawley
University of Washington, Astronomy
We have four papers and an NSF proposal that we are working on, The goal of the research retreat is to finish those papers and have them ready to submit for publication to refereed journals.

Hilary Hayford, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Intertidal community ecology and physiology of littoral organisms.

Eliza Heery
University of Washington, Biology
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Scottie Henderson, Ph.D.
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences
Marine invertebrate development and ecology of introduced species.

Julian Herndon, M.S.
San Francisco State University, Romberg Tiburon Center
Control of phytoplankton growth, their nutrition and distribution in the ocean.

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

A. Rus Hoelzel, Ph.D.
Durham University, Biological Sciences
Feeding ecology of minke whales. Webpage

Marla Holt, Ph.D.
NWFSC, Marine Mammal Program
Impacts of noise on Southern Resident killer whale foraging.

John Horne, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Surveys of the distribution and abundance of local fish populations and measuring and modeling acoustic backscatter.

Jaquan Horton, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
The material properties and histology of the alimentary and intestinal tissues in three species of fish.

Evan Howard, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Ocean acidification mesocosms and carbonate chemistry laboratory.

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

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

Ailene Kane
University of Washington, Biology Department
Investigations of forest communities and tree species at FHL/San Juan Island.

Robert Kaplan, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health
My research team in New York has been compiling data for a large NIH-funded population study of Hispanic/Latino adults to determine the role of acculturation in the prevalence of development of disease and to identify risk factors playing a protective or harmful role in Hispanics/Latinos. Webpage

Joel Kingsolver, Ph.D.
Univ of NC, Chapel Hill, Department of Biology
Models for extreme weather conditions, and how these can be related to the responses of organisms to climate change. There is a well-developed statistical framework for modeling extreme events, including extreme heat and precipitation events. 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.
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Kiel, Dept of Zoology
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

Kevin Kocot, B.S.
Auburn University, Biological Sciences
Mollusc phylogeny and evolution with emphasis on the work-like aplacophoran molluscs. Webpage

Robin Kodner, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Phytoplankton diversity and bloom dynamics.

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

Evelyn Lessard, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
A conceptual synthesis of factors affecting the abundance, growth, grazing and toxicity of the diatom Pseudo-nitzcshia on the Pacific Northwest coast.

Sara Lindsay, Ph.D.
University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
Ecology of injury in marine invertebrates; polychaete chemoreception. Webpage

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
Analysis of fecal samples from killer whales for biologic indices of health and toxicant levels. Webpage

George Mackie, Ph.D.
University of Victoria, Biology
Behavioral physiology and neurobiology of hydromedusae.

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

Mark Martindale, Ph.D.
Univ. Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Lab
Photoreception in brachiopod embryos. Webpage

Patrick Martone, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia, Botany
Exploring the effects of ocean acidification on calcifying coralline algae.

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

Anastasia Mayorova, Ph.D.
A.V.Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology FEBRAS, Productive Biology
Genetic diversity of widespread sipunculan species.

Louise McGarry, B.S.
Cornell University, Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program
Investigations and teaching of marine bioacoustics.

Lynda McGinnis, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical School, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Identification of tyrosine kinases involved in oocyte maturation and fertilization.

Robert Meech, Ph.D.
University of Bristol, Physiology & Pharmacology
The molecular basis of the evolution of neuromuscular control. Webpage

Rachel Merz, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, Biology
Testing adhesion systems in tube-dwelling worms Webpage

Claudia Mills, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Biology of medusae and ctenophores in changing seas. Webpage

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
Origins and parallel evolution of nervous systems, and marine genomics. Webpage

Trish Morse, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Molluscan meiofauna of the San Juan Islands.

Orissa Moulton, M.S.
University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution
Microbial contribution to intertidal nitrogen budgets. Webpage

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.

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, School of Oceanography
Investigations of ocean acidification in the NE Pacific.

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

Michael Nishizaki, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Thermal physiology of barnacles. Webpage

Jennifer Nomura
University of Washington, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
TA for Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago 2007

Tigran Norekian, Ph.D.
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Organization and function of a neural system in ctenophores.

Dawn Noren, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Program
Investigations of the Southern Resident killer whales (J, K and L pods).

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
Motor-driven pattern formation during cell division. Webpage

Shigeko Ooishi
Friday Harbor Laboratories , Friday Harbor Labs
The systematics of copepods associated with ascidians.

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
Investigations of invasion biology, especially the spread and impacts of invasive species in marine reserves. Webpage

Yale Passamaneck, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Laboratory
Photoreception in brachiopod embryos.

Sheila Patek
Univ. of Mass, Amherst, Biology
Illg Distinguished Lecturer for 2011.

Gustav Paulay
University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History
Investigations and teaching of marine invertebrate zoology.

Linhui Peng
Ocean University of China, Department of Marine Technology
Ocean acoustics and particularly sound wave scattering and propagating in ocean.

Markus Pennerstorfer, M.S.
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Department of Biology / Comparative Zoology
Investigation of the early development of Phoronida. Webpage

Rafael Peres, M.S.
University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Laboratory
Photoreception in brachiopod embryos.

Bruno Pernet, Ph.D.
California State University, Long Beach, Biological Sciences
Feeding by the larvae of marine annelids. Webpage

Anthony Pires, Ph.D.
Dickinson College, Biology
Neural regulation of metamorphosis in larvae of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Thomas Pirtle, Ph.D.
Grand Canyon University, College of Health Science
Control of locomotion in Clione limacina.

Ann Potter, B.S.
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Program
The distribution and habitat of a rare San Juan Islands endemic butterfly, the Island Marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus).

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.

Ellis Ridgway, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Physiology
Investigations of how calcium regulates muscle contraction.

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

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
Univ Cal Davis, Bodega Marine Lab
Examining trophic cascades and the role of kelp canopy on crustose coralline algae. Webpage

Melissa Romero, B.S.
California State University, Los Angeles, Biology
Investigations of the functional morphology of larvae in relation to dispersal and settlement, the effects of larval nutrition on juvenile performance, and evolutionary transitions between modes of development.

Gregory Rouse, Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Marine Biology
The functional diversity of burrowing by polychaetes. Webpage

Emily Runnells, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Temporal and spatial variation in seabird foraging.

Scott Santagata, Ph.D.
Long Island University, Biology
Mechanisms of bryozoan metamorphosis. Webpage

Richard Satterlie, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dept. of Biology and Marine Biology
Neural control of locomotion pteropod molluscs and in jellyfish.

Christoffer Schander, Ph.D.
University of Bergen, Biology
Arctic Deep Sea fauna associated with deep hydrothermal vents. Webpage

Gerhard Scholtz, Ph.D.
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Institut fuer Biologie/Vergleichende Zoologie
Investigation of the early development of Phoronida. Webpage

Peter Schuchert, Ph.D.
Natural History Museum of Geneva, Invertebrates
The use of molecular genetics to analyze several populations of Plumularia setacea worldwide to determine whether it is really a single species or a species complex. Webpage

Allen Schuetz, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, EHS
Intra-ovarian mechanisms that mediate hormone induced oocyte maturation in various echinoderm species.

Anja Schulze, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University at Galveston, Marine Biology
Genetic diversity of widespread sipunculan species. 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

Dave Secord, Ph.D.
Tides Canada Foundation and UW-affiliate, Director of Strategic Programs
Marine conservation biology, specifically the ecology of invasions of non-indigenous marine species.

Silvia Sepulveda, B.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
The regulation of the actin- and microtubule cytoskeletons during early embryogenesis.

Charles (Brad) Shuster, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
The regulation of the actin- and microtubule cytoskeletons during early embryogenesis. Webpage

Joe Sisneros, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychology
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Samantha Smoot, B.S.
College of Charleston, Biology
Natural products of gastropod eggmasses.

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

John Steffensen, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen, Marine Biological Laboratory
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes.

Jonathan Stern, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University, Biology
A long-term study of minke whales in Washington State waters. Webpage

Richard Strathmann, Ph.D.
Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
Comparative embryology of marine invertebrates.

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

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

Peter Swarzenski, Ph.D.
USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Examine coastal groundwater discharge at select sites in the SJIs using both geochemical tracers and geophyscial methods. Webpage

John N. Thompson, Ph.D.
University of California at Santa Cruz, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Rapid evolution in changing environments. Webpage

Kathleen Thornton, M.S.
University of Maine Darling Marine Center, School of Marine Science
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Vera Trainer, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS, ECD
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms. Webpage

Aline Tribollet, Ph.D.
Institut de Recherche pour le DŽveloppement, Centre I.R.D. France Nord
Establish carbonate dissolution rates of individual species of carbonate-boring microalgae from tropical (Hawaii) and temperate (Washington state) habitats, with special reference to strains of the green algal genus Ostreobium. Webpage

Charles Trick, Ph.D.
University of Western Ontario, Biology
Investigations of harmful algal blooms.

Kevin Turner, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Investigations of food web interactions in the benthic, hard bottom communities of San Juan Channel, particularly the structuring of the communities by predators such as large demersal fishes.

William 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

Dawn Vaughn, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
The physiological ecology of marine organisms, particularly the mechanical design of animals and plants that inhabit physically demanding rocky shores. 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

Janice Voltzow, Ph.D.
University of Scranton, Biology
Endoscopic observations of gastropod mantle cavities.

Michelangelo von Dassow, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, Bioengineering
The mechanics of morphogenesis in sand dollars.

Yasmin von Dassow, M.S.
Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School of the Environment
Ecology of benthic reproductive strategies in gastropods. Webpage

Elena Vortsepneva, Ph.D.
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Biology
Development and larval fine morphology of Mooreonuphis stigmatis.

Mark Wells, Ph.D.
University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

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

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigation of environmental variables and reproductive ecology traits that influence seagrass distribution and fitness. Webpage

Sylvia B. Yamada, Ph.D.
Oregon State University, Department of Zoology
Life history of predatory crabs (Cancer productus, Cancer oregonenis, Cancer magister) invasion biology of the European Green Crab Carcinus maenas.

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

Russel Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Biological Sciences
The comparative studies of the developmental biology of members of the lophophorate phyla.