2018

This research focused on population dynamics of two gelatinous zooplankters in the northern California Current to assess their relationship to environmental conditions and role in the pelagic ecosystem.
This thesis project comprised the first spatiotemporal characterization of metformin in a high-discharge river system and examined the effects of metformin on aquatic primary producers.

2017

Thesis reviews the co-produced coastal adaptation policies being explored by KTANs in both Tillamook County, OR and Grays Harbor County, WA.
Dissertation on the effect of steady state and changing pH environments on the internal pH, esterase activity, and photosynthetic efficiency of the marine phytoplankton species, Isochrysis galbana.
Overall, the findings from this dissertation research demonstrates the complex and interdependent connection between biological invasions and climate change on community structure, ecological processes, and ecosystem services of the U.S. Pacific Northwest

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