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Undergraduate Researchers

Oregon State University offers its undergraduate students a plethora of research opportunities in the marine sciences. Undergraduate researchers engage in hands-on scientific exploration by working alongside professors in a meaningful and collaborative manner. Below you will read about several of our current undergraduate researchers investigating marine science related topics.

 

Karl Biederbeck

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Biology: Marine Biology
Degree Sought: 
Honors B.S. in Biology, Marine Biology option
Research Adviser: 
Dr. William Hanshumaker, Sea Grant Extension Marine Public Education Specialist
Research Topic: 
Deep-sea Geology and Hydrothermal Ecosystems

Emily Pickering

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Biology: Marine Biology
Degree Sought: 
B.S. in Biology, Marine Biology option
Research Adviser: 
Dr. Mark Needham, Forest Ecosystems & Society; Dr. Mark Hixon, Dept. of Zoology; Dr. Christopher Hawkins, NOAA
Research Topic: 
A human dimensions portrait of fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region: What we know and where we need to go

Alex Hirota

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Biology: Marine Biology
Degree Sought: 
B.S. in Biology, Marine Biology option
Research Adviser: 
Dr. William Hanshumaker, Sea Grant Extension Marine Public Education Specialist
Research Topic: 
Wave-energy devices

Danielle Asson

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Biology: Marine Biology
Degree Sought: 
B.S. in Biology, Marine Biology option
Research Adviser: 
Dr. John Chapman & Dr. Brett Dumbauld, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife
Research Topic: 
Life history characteristics of the American Blue Mud Shrimp, Upogebia pugettensis, and its parasite Orthione griffenis

Megan Lytle

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Department/Discipline: 
Dept. of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences
Degree Sought: 
B.S. in Mathematics
Research Adviser: 
Dr. Cynthia Twohy, Atmospheric Sciences
Research Topic: 
Aerosol Processing in Marine Stratocumulus Clouds

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