2021

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.
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.

2020

Fishing net full of groundfish empties onto a boat.
This thesis analyzed changes in spatiotemporal dynamics of Oregon's nearshore non-whiting groundfish trawl fishery and assessed gaps in each data source over the past four decades.
Photo of bridge in Coos Bay, Oregon.
This thesis looks at how work in the seafood processing industry in Coos County, Oregon creates a sense of place.
Students deploy equipment
This thesis looks at promising practices in data literacy education and research shipboard outreach that are also culturally responsive.

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