Past students in the Coastal Trophic Ecology Lab

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


Hannah is currently a marine biology major 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 is planning on attending graduate school and continuing her research in the marine sciences.

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.

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.