Past students & postdocs in the Coastal Trophic Ecology Lab

Julie Schram; PhD, Postdoc, OIMB (2016-2020)


Dr. Schram is broadly interested in marine population and community ecology and how shifts in environmental factors can influence the dynamic interactions between seaweeds and invertebrates. She completed her doctoral research on the responses of Antarctic invertebrates to seawater warming and acidification. Julie is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Minna Hiltunen; PhD, Postdoc, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2019-2020)


Dr. Hiltunen was a visiting Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Galloway's lab at OIMB from June-November 2019.

During her time at OIMB, Minna worked on her Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Research Project: “Does food quality determine the responses of zooplankton when exposed to multiple stressors” through several local experiments. 


Reyn Yoshioka; PhD, OIMB (2021)


Dr. Yoshioka's interests are in the trophic ecology and parasitism of marine invertebrates. Reyn worked on seagrass wasting disease, and shrimp parasites, with associated food web implications. Reyn is now an instructor at the University of Oregon's Honors College. Also check out Reyn's marine photography here!

Hannah Hayes; REU Student, OIMB & UCLA (2019-2020)


Hannah recently completed her marine biology major for her B.S. at UCLA. During her REU internship she focused on how a reduced pH simulating ocean acidification, affects the foraging behavior of juvenile Dungeness crabs. She continued that work as a technician in CTELab in 2020. She is planning on attending graduate school and continuing her research in the marine sciences.

Suhn Brown; Honorary OIMB REU (2020)


Suhn was slated to work with then PhD student Dr. Reyn Yoshioka and Dr. Galloway for the 2020 OIMB REU program but the in-person program was cancelled due to Covid-19. They completed an undergraduate degree at Whitman College in 2021 and are now working with us remotely on video analysis of shrimp behaviors that Reyn recorded at FHL during the summer of 2020. Suhn is looking for longer term technician work.

Steven Manos; REU Student, OIMB & PSU, (2019)


During his time as a REU Steven did research on juvenile Dungeness crab’s ability to sense pH changes in seawater. He is currently transferring from Portland Community College to Portland State University. When he started the REU program he was an Environmental Studies major and now plans on adding a second major of Biology. His future goals are to pursue a career doing restoration and conservation work.

Natalie Thompson; Undergraduate Sea Grant Intern, REU student, OIMB (2018-2021)


Natalie is a recent student at OIMB studying marine biology. She is working in CTELab as a technician and is a collaborator on several projects; she was an intern in the CTELab in 2018 through the OIMB REU program (check out her blog about her project) and is currently working on Dungeness crab projects funded by Oregon Sea Grant. 

Mike Thomas; MS Student, OIMB (2016-2020)


Mike has broad interests in marine and aquatic invertebrate ecology. During his work in CTELab he investigated the trophic ecology of larval and juvenile Dungeness crabs in the Coos Bay estuary. Mike completed his undergraduate degree in Career and Technical Education at Northern Arizona University before making his way to OIMB. Mike's primary advisor was Dr. Alan Shanks but he worked closely with Dr. Galloway and CTELab.

Wendel Raymond; PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Juneau) (2015-2020)


Dr. Raymond is interested in marine ecological processes and function, and was principally a member of the Eckert Lab at UAF. For his PhD research, he worked on the indirect community effects of sea otters on coastal SE Alaska seagrass communities. Wendel did his lipids work at CTELab and Dr. Galloway was on Wendel's Ph.D. committee.


Zofia Knorek; MS, OIMB (2018)


Zofia worked on the trophic ecology of invasion - when a non-indigenous species is introduced, how does it shift food web dynamics? Her focus was on invasive tunicates. Zofia is now a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences. Visit Zofia's Website!

Leela Dixit; REU Student, OIMB & UC Davis (2017)


During her REU term, Leela was an Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity major at University of California, Davis. Leela worked on what influences the coloration of marine isopods, specifically at the importance of environmental cues such as visual or chemical cues. Leela plans on pursuing research and graduate school in the future.    

Zade Clark-Henry; REU Student, OIMB & OSU (2017)


Zade is currently at Oregon State University studying natural resources with an emphasis in forest ecosystems and ecological restoration. During his internship at CTELab, he worked on the influence of various diets on molt and growth rate of Dungeness crabs. He contributed to a paper about this work that is currently in preparation. 

Elena Rubio López; Visiting PhD student, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain (2016)


Elena is interested in marine ecology, fisheries and sustainable aquaculture. In her Ph.D. research she is studying trophic relationships of aquatic communities in restored wetlands used for aquaculture in the Guadalquivir estuary (Spain) using fatty acids biomarkers. Elena visited my lab for 6 months in the summer-fall of 2016, working on mysid fatty acids.