HSO is open to all students who conduct research or reside at HMSC for the completion of their degrees.

Business Meetings

We meet at least once per term to plan upcoming events. Meeting locations and times are shared on our email list (see below). 


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Membership is open to all students at Hatfield Marine Science Center and free. To join, please email HsO@oregonstate.edu. Don't forget to sign up for the email list!


Our current list of officers includes:

Members 2016-17:

Jessica Andrade, MS Student Fisheries and Wildlife

Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program of the AFSC (PI: Tom Hurst)

My research focuses on the effects of ocean acidification on flatfish behavior. Specifically, I exposed speckled sanddab to an olfactory predation cue in the presence and absence of food to examine their willingness to forage. To determine the effect of ocean acidification on flatfish behavior, trials took place in seawater containing ambient and elevated CO2 concentrations corresponding to current and projected levels of oceanic CO2.


Larissa Clarke, MS Student CEOAS

Marine Resource Management (PI: Brett Dumbauld)

My research will examine the differences in fish and invertebrate abundance and predation pressure across a gradient of habitat types found in Humboldt Bay and Coos Bay: oyster aquaculture beds, eelgrass beds, and the edge effect between habitats. The data will be used to help inform broader management goals regarding aquaculture and eelgrass in Pacific Northwest estuaries.


Jane Dolliver, MS Student Fisheries and Wildlife

Seabird Oceanography Lab (PI: Rob Suryan)

I use very high resolution satellite imagery to count nesting albatross from space, with the goal of applying these methods to estimate the population of breeding Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) on the Senkaku Islands.


Evan Durland, PhD Student Fisheries and Wildlife

Langdon Lab (PI: Chris Langdon)

I am studying the genomic changes in oysters due to breeding and ocean acidification stress. We at OSU have been breeding oysters for the shellfish industry for the past 20 years, I'm trying to help us focus on targets for the next 20.


Selene Fregosi, PhD Student Fisheries and Wildlife

ORCAA Bioacoustics Lab (PI: Holger Klinck)

My broad research interests are in behavioral ecology, particularly bioacoustics – from the basics of acoustic behavior to how animals respond to certain sound and the effects of noise on individuals and populations to using passive acoustics to learn about hard-to-study species. I prefer to do this through development and testing of novel acoustic technologies, such as autonomous recording platforms and animal mounted tags.



Miram Gleiber, PhD Student Integrative Biology

Sponaugle/Cowen Lab (PI: Su Sponaugle)

I am a PhD student working with the Sponaugle-Cowen Lab on an NSF-funded project: Observations of Subtropical Trophodynamics of Icthyoplankton in the Straits of Florida (OSTRICH). I am studying how small- to large-scale patchiness of zooplankton prey influence the larval fish community, and their predator-prey dynamics. I will be examining larval fish gut content, recent daily growth from otolith microstructure, and lipid composition to infer biological consequences of patchiness on larval fish growth and survival. My research at OSU is both a taxonomic and geographic transition from my prior work in zooplankton ecology. I completed a Master’s degree with Dr. Deborah Steinberg at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science studying long-term changes in the Western Antarctic Peninsula copepod community, due to rapid regional climate change. I also examined the role of copepods in carbon cycling, through grazing of phytoplankton and fecal pellet production and export.


Samara Haver, MS Student Fisheries and Wildlife

ORCAA Bioacoustics Lab (PI: Holger Klinck)

I am interested in the impact of anthropogenic noise in the marine environment. In my graduate research, I am comparing seasonal and annual changes in low- and mid-frequency anthropogenic, biological, and geophysical noise among soundscapes in different regions of the Atlantic Ocean.