hand holding hundreds of small Pacific oyster larvae
This thesis looks at studies with provide novel information on the biological responses and susceptibility of different coastal species to stressors associated with global climate change.
Oregon dunes with grasses in foreground
This thesis combines field and numerical modeling studies to quantify the adjustment length scale and its importance to account for numerically simulating landscape changes within sparsely vegetated dune canopies in managed sites.


Close up of person holding live Dungeness crab
Toby Harbinon looked at the regional and seasonal variation in Dungeness crabs' stable isotope composition and gut contents to investigate their potential consumption of bait discarded by fishermen.
Line art showing arrows between computer screens going in both directions. The image represents two-way communication.
Emily Mazur's research used a mixed-methods approach to evaluate the effectiveness of West Watch, a bimonthly webinar series, and investigates the possibility of it becoming a useful two-way communication tool.
In this study, measurement protocols and methods are developed in two environmental archives (oyster shells and ice) to improve geochemical analyses of lead.
Researcher Erin Peck stands in a marshy field holding a long coring tube.
Erin Peck's research quantified and compared morphological changes over nearly 300 years in Oregon salt marshes, providing insights into the tectonic, hydroclimatic, and anthropogenic processes shaping this important intertidal zone.