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Degrees Awarded, Spring-Summer 2010

Our student research encompasses numerous and diverse disciplines, including biology, ecology, disease, toxicology, genetics, statistics, and physiology—as well as interdisciplinary subjects—in pursuit of improving our understanding of the interactions between humans, our environment, and the resources upon which we rely. (Advising professors in parentheses.)

Bachelor of Science Degrees

  • Christopher R. Biggs
  • Thaddaeus J. Buser
  • Andrew Cheung
  • Benjamin W. Frable, cum laude,
    double degree Biology
  • Crystal M. Franco
  • Molly P. Gorman
  • Ava M. Heston
  • Jessica J. Jang
  • Kaitlyn M. Martel, double degree Anthropology
  • Anna K. Mclaskey, summa cum laude
  • Sophie P. Pierszalowski, cum laude,
    double major Biology
  • Erika J. Pinney
  • Sean K. Rohan
  • Katherine O. Stanton, double degree Philosophy
  • Paul (Frank) F. Stevick, double degree ESRM
  • Rachel L. Thompson, cum laude, with Distinction
  • Steven V. Tobin
  • Alexandra (Sasha) T. Troiano, summa cum laude, with College Honors, double degree Biology

Master of Science Degrees

  • Michael Ackerman (L Seeb) Mixed stock and landscape genetics analyses of sockeye salmon in the Copper River, Alaska, using SNPs
  • Megan Atcheson (Mantua) Interannual variation in steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) diet, growth and consumption in North Pacific marine ecosystems
  • Amanda Bruner (Young) Teratogenic and sublethal effects of tributyltin on the threespine stickleback fish, Gasterosteus aculeatus
  • Jackie Carter (Schindler) Responses of zooplankton populations to four decades of climate warming in lakes of southwestern Alaska
  • Bethany Craig (Simenstad) Life history patterns and ecology of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) within a tidal freshwater estuary
  • Elisabeth Lisa Creelman (Hauser) Genetic structure of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in the Chignik watershed, Alaska: applications to identifying stock-specific juvenile emigration patterns
  • Chris Eaton (Simenstad) Resource partitioning, habitat connectivity, and resulting foraging variation among salmonids in the estuarine habitat mosaic

Master of Science Degrees—continued

  • John Frew (Grue) Development of a new method for the determination of residues of the neonicotinoid insecticide Imidacloprid in juvenile Chinook using ELISA detection
  • Maureen Goff (Simenstad) Evaluating habitat enhancements of an urban intertidal seawall: ecological responses and management implications
  • Sarah Heerhartz (Simenstad) Evaluating the ecological performance of nearshore fish habitat enhancements in an urbanized estuarine bay in Puget Sound, Washington
  • Laura Johnson (Simenstad) Ecology and natural history of the freshwater tidal forested wetlands of the Columbia River Estuary
  • Errin Kramer-Wilt (Simenstad) Habitat preferences and interactions with macrobenthos of the non-indigenous Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea, in a restoring freshwater tidal marsh, Sacramento River delta
  • Molly McGlauflin (J Seeb) Influences donors whose funds were not used this year. of spawning habitat and geography: population structure and juvenile migration timing of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in the Wood River lakes, Alaska
  • Casey Ruff (Schindler) Implications of habitat heterogeneity for foraging strategies of stream-dwelling fish Matthew Smith (L Seeb) Genetics provide a forty-five year retrospective of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) harvest compositions in Bristol Bay, Alaska

Doctoral Degrees

  • Kristy Forsgren (Young) Regulation of development of primary and early secondary ovarian follicles of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) by sex steroids
  • Douglas Kinzey (Punt) Multispecies stock assessment with predator–prey interactions
  • James Murphy (Anderson) Spatial dynamics of the Eastern Bering Sea snow crab
  • Russell Perry (Skalski) Survival and migration dynamics of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta  
Juvenile slamon

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