Students deploy equipment
This thesis looks at promising practices in data literacy education and research shipboard outreach that are also culturally responsive.


This dissertation investigates the role of marine subsidies to dune ecosystem functions from local to meta-ecosystem scales along the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast.
hand holding hundreds of small Pacific oyster larvae
This project evaluates the use of a habitat model, developed using geospatial raster layers of salinity, substrate, and elevation, in Yaquina Bay, Oregon to predict locations of Olympia oyster presence.
Dozens of boats in Newport's commercial fishing port
By better defining what has impacted Oregon’s small nearshore fleet members, this thesis explores whether the collective experiences of fishermen in the nearshore sector may contribute local ecological knowledge of other groundfish fishery habitatats.
This study provides insight on ways to effectively communicate policy-relevant information about the deep sea to an audience that has little to no prior knowledge of the ecosystem, yet who will be responsible for making use decisions of this habitat.


hand holding hundreds of small Pacific oyster larvae
this study compared the settlement, growth and mortality of wild juvenile Olympia oysters among three shell treatments.