Intern Home Institution Major Project Mentor
Matthew “Mac” Campbell Willamette University - Salem, OR Biology and Spanish Feeding Ecology and Dietary Variability of Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) and Other Sharks Off Oregon and Washington (through identification and analysis of stomach contents). Ric Brodeur, NOAA - Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Heather Hunsperger Eckerd College - Saint Petersburg, FL Marine Science Development of microsatellite (genetic) markers for assessing the population structure and diversity of Olympia oysters, Ostrea conchaphila, to help identify optimal populations for use in restoration projects in Pacific Northwest estuaries.  Chris Langdon, OSU Fisheries and Wildlife, and Mark Camara, Aquaculture Genetics Specialist, USDA
Clara Lampi Kalamazoo College -Kalamazoo, MI Biology Research on behavioral characteristics of Northern Rock Sole, Lepidopsetta polyxystra, investigating whether nighttime swimming behavior is influenced by different habitat conditions such as fish density and benthic structure. Tom Hurst, Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA - Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Stephen Levas Cornell University – Ithaca, NY Biology Research on sediment preferences of flatfish, investigating the question: do English Sole (Parophrys vetula) when given a choice between a substrate they do not match in color and one that they do, prefer to be on the substrate they do match?  Cliff Ryer, NOAA – Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Natalie Román Emporia State University - Emporia, KS Environmental Biology Calculating population densities of two common euphausiid species, Euphausia pacifica and Thysanoessa spinifera, (using samples collected with MOCNESS and vertical nets in coastal waters off Oregon and Northern California), towards an approximation of total euphausid biomass in Oregon’s coastal waters. Bill Peterson, NOAA – Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Rena “Kate” Shultz The Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA Chemistry ? Clare Reimers, Professor, OSU College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
Christine Singbusch University of North Texas - Richardson, TX Biology Molecular study of microsatellite flanking regions in two species of Rockfishes, Sebastes pinniger and S. melanops, to determine whether a high number of similar regions of the genome sequences in the two species provide evidence of a common origin.  Michael Banks, Professor, OSU Fisheries and Wildlife
Andrew Smith University of Wisconsin – Stout, WI Applied Science Research on the effects of a newly discovered bopyrid isopod parasite, Orthione griffenis, on the weight and mortality of its North American host Upogebia pugettensis and whether the parasite warrants consideration as a major species in northeast Pacific soft-bottom estuary community dynamics. John Chapman, Research Associate, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and Brett Dumbauld, Ecologist, USDA
Joy Smith Coastal Carolina University - Myrtle Beach, SC Marine Science and Biology Research on the effects of lunar phase changes on biomass of four trophic levels found within a marine ecosystem off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii: phytoplankton, zooplankton, micronekton, and spinner dolphins. Kelly Benoit-Bird, Assistant Professor, Biological Oceanography, College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences
Raquel Sosa California State University – Monterey Bay, CA Earth Science Research on habitat selection and recruitment of juvenile Rockfish, Sebastes sp., in Yaquina Bay, Oregon, comparing four different habitats: sand-mud, rocks, eelgrass and anthropogenic structure (pilings).  Scott Heppell, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.