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Graduate Researchers

Oregon State University is proud to support a number of graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in marine science related areas. Below you will find short descriptions about some of our current graduate student researchers and their projects.

 

Sheanna Steingass

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife: Wildlife Science
Degree Sought: 
M.S. in Wildlife Science
Research Adviser: 
Dr. Markus Horning, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, HMSC Marine Mammal Institute
Research Topic: 
Proximate impacts of recurring hypoxic zones on foraging behaviors and success of Phoca vitulina richardsi, the Pacific Harbor Seal

Chi-Chang (Michael) Liu

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Mathematics: Science and Mathematics Education
Degree Sought: 
Ph.D. in Science Education
Research Adviser: 
Dr. John Falk, Dept. of Science and Mathematics Education & Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan, College of Veterinary Medicine
Research Topic: 
Serious Fun: Life-Deep Learning of Koi Hobbyists

Margot Hessing-Lewis

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Zoology: Marine Biology
Degree Sought: 
Ph.D. in Zoology
Research Adviser: 
Dr. Sally Hacker, Dept. of Zoology
Research Topic: 
Macroalgae blooms in Oregon estuaries and their effects on eelgrass

Mark Albins

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Zoology: Marine Ecology
Degree Sought: 
Ph.D. in Marine Ecology, Statistics minor
Research Adviser: 
Dr. Mark Hixon, Dept. of Zoology
Research Topic: 
Effects of the invasive Pacific red lionfish on Atlantic coral-reef fish communities

Angela Poole

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Zoology: Marine Ecology
Degree Sought: 
Ph.D. in Zoology
Research Adviser: 
Dr. Virginia Weis, Dept. of Zoology
Research Topic: 
Characterization and evolution of molecules involved in cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis

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