HMSC Resident Faculty
Arkoosh, Mary. Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Microbiology. Determine the impact of human and natural activities on immune function and disease dynamics of wild fish, especially Pacific salmon and marine fish.
Baker, Scott.Associate Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Associate Director, Marine Mammal Institute.
Banks, Michael. Assistant Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Application of population genetic principles towards furthering basic knowledge and understanding of marine population processes. Genetic characterization of natural populations, fishery subjects and aquacultural species. Methods for resolving hybridized, admixed, or recently diverged populations, and statistical methods for determining component estimates for mixtures of such populations. Evaluating the information content of alternate genetic marker types and resolving links between genetic loci and life history variance expressed within species.
Black, Bryan. Associate Professor (Senior Research) HMSC; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forest Science. Linkages between marine and terrestrial ecosystems; Applications of dendrochronology to growth increments of marine organisms; Forest disturbance ecology; Dendroclimatology.
Boehlert, George. Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Director, Hatfield Marine Science Center. Fisheries oceanography, ecology of marine fishes, particularly early life history stages; Pelagic habitats; seamount ecology; age, growth and reproduction of fishes.
Bottom, Daniel. Faculty Research Assistant (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Estuarine ecology with emphasis on the life history and habitat associations of juvenile salmon and the ecological effects of restoring tidal wetlands.
Brodeur, Richard. Professor (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences and F&W. Determine food web linkages in continental shelf ecosystems and how these are affected by environmental conditions and in turn how they affect fish recruitment.
Camara, Mark. Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS Shellfish Genetics Program.
Chadwick, William. Assistant Professor (Senior Research) (Adjunct), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Research interests are active volcanoes and recent eruptions on the seafloor, using sonar mapping systems, monitoring instruments, submersibles, and remotely operated vehicles.
Chapman, John. Research Associate, Fisheries & Wildlife. Human and nonindigenous species impacts on eastern Pacific aquatic ecosystems and gammaridean amphipod systematics.
Cheung, Itchung. Academic Program Coordinator and Instructor, Hatfield Marine Science Center and Biology. Teaching and directing academic programs at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Research interests include experiential education, curriculum development, online learning communities and biological oceanography.
DeWitt, Theodore. Associate Professor (Courtesy), Marine Resource Management, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Natural and anthropogenic stressors in estuarine ecosystems, effects of benthic organisms on sediment and water-column properties; remote sensing to map benthic populations; marine and estuarine toxicity.
Dumbauld, Brett. Associate Professor (courtesy) Fisheries & Wildlife. Estuarine ecology and system response to shellfish aquaculture; ecology and management of thalassinid shrimp populations and other organisms that interact with shellfish aquaculture.
Dziak, Robert. Associate Professor (Adjunct), COAS and Geosciences. Seismotectonics, volcanic seismicity, and hydroacoustics
Embley, Robert. Professor (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Geology of seafloor hydrothermal systems and neotectonics of plate boundaries.
Hacker, Sally (Spring Quarter). Associate Professor, Zoology. Marine community ecology, especially natural and managed rocky shores, dunes, and estuarine communities; species interactions, diversity, and invasions.
Hammond, Stephen. Professor (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Seafloor spreading center hydrothermal and volcanic activity.
Hansen, Gayle. Associate Professor (Senior Research), Botany. A marine phycologist interested in the taxonomy, floristics, distribution and life histories of macrobenthic marine algae (seaweeds) occurring from Alaska to Oregon.
Hanshumaker, William. Instructor, Fisheries & Wildlife. How people learn in nonformal science centers; Evaluating strategies for disseminating the results of marine research.
Henkel, Sarah. Assistant Professor (Research), HMSC. Benthic marine ecology; Ecological effects of wave energy development; Trophic interactions; Response to abiotic stress at community, organism, and cellular levels in invertebrates and seaweeds.
Heppell, Scott (Fall Quarter). Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Fisheries & Wildlife. Fish physiology, with an emphasis on the reproductive biology of fish. Life history/habitat interactions and impacts of exploitation on the fitness of fish.
Heppell, Selina (Fall Quarter). Assistant Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Marine fish ecology, population dynamics, food web models, fish life history and response to exploitation, and exotic species.
Horning, Markus. Associate Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife.
Hunter, Nancee. Assistant Professor, Geosciences (Adjunct). Director of Education, Oregon Sea Grant. Oversee Visitor Center and youth/family programming at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Research interests include geography and marine science education, curriculum development, and the interface between classroom and out of class learning experiences.
Hurst, Thomas. Research Fisheries Biologist Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS and Assistant Professor (Courtesy) Fisheries and Wildlife. Physiological and behavioral ecology of larval and juvenile fishes; effects of climate -temperature and ocean acidification- on growth rates of Alaskan fishes; habitat ecology of juvenile fishes. Primary species walleye pollock, Pacific cod, northern rock sole.
Klinck, Holger. Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS); Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Research interest are analysis of marine animal sounds, methods for detection, classification, and localization of marine animals using passive acoustics, and autonomous sensor platforms.
Langdon, Christopher. Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Research interests include: selection of Pacific oyster broodstock for increased yields, polyculture of abalone and seaweed, development of microparticulate diets for marine fish and shellfish, estuarine ecology.
Laurel, Benjamin. Research Fisheries Biologist Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS and Assistant Professor (Courtesy) Fisheries and Wildlife. Early life history growth and survival of marine fish; juvenile fish habitat; egg and larval development; larval feeding ecology; dispersal and settlement dynamics
Lupton, John. Professor (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Chemical and thermal fluxes from submarine hydrothermal systems with special emphasis on dissolved gases; mapping of water column hydrothermal plumes as applied to studies of deep ocean circulation
Mate, Bruce. Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Director, Marine Mammal Institute. Marine mammals: distribution, feeding behavior, diving physiology, conservation. Particularly, satellite monitored radio tracking studies of endangered whale species and dolphins to determine critical habitat.
Matsumoto, Haru. Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (Adjunct). Research interests are underwater acoustics, global ambient noise measurements and development of autonomous underwater acoustic systems including fixed and profiler float and ocean glider.
Mellinger, David. Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies. Analysis of marine mammal sounds, especially methods for automatic call recognition and for acoustic measurement of populations.
Miller, Jessica. Assistant Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife.
Miller-Morgan, Timothy. Assistant Professor, Veterinary Medicine. Extension Veterinarian, Ornamental Aquaculture, Sea Grant. Aquatic animal clinical medicine and the development of preventive medicine protocols for captive fish and aquatic invertebrates.
Olson, Robert. Professor Emeritus, Fisheries & Wildlife. Parasites and diseases of fishes and invertebrates.
O'Malley, Kathleen. Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Peterson, William. Professor (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Ecology of copepods and euphausiids; pelagic ecosystem response to climate variability and climate change
Power, James. Associate Professor (Courtesy), Fisheries & Wildlife. Estuarine fish ecology and quantitative ecology.
Reimers, Clare. Professor, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Sediment biogeochemistry, coastal chemical oceanography and chemical sensors.
Rowe, Shawn. Assistant Professor, Science and Mathematics Education, Marine Education Learning Specialist, Sea Grant Extension. Oregon Sea Grant Free-Choice Learning Initiative. How individual and group learning occur during free-choice learning activities. How physical spaces, objects, and psychological tools mediate and shape learning activity.
Ryer, Clifford. Assistant Professor (Courtesy), Fisheries & Wildlife. Research interests involve all aspects of fish, with particular emphasis on social behavior, predator-prey interaction, and behavior of fish relativeto fishing gear.
Sampson, David. Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife. Research interests are developing and evaluating methods for fish stock assessment, and modeling the dynamics of fishery systems, particularly the response of fishermen to changing conditions within the fisheries.
Suryan, Rob. Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Fisheries & Wildlife.
Sylvia, Gilbert. Associate Professor, Ag and Resource Economics. Seafood marketing, fisheries policy, bioeconomic modeling, aquacultural business economics and aquaculture policy.
Wakefield, Waldo. Associate Professor (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Distribution and abundance of fishes and other mobile animals in the ocean; application of direct observation and advanced technology to the study of the distribution of demersal fishes and their habitat associations; incorporating ecosystem considerations into stock assessments and management advice.
Weber, Lavern. Professor Emeritus, Fisheries & Wildlife. Fish physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, particularly as these fields relate to the autonomic nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Webster, Janet. Associate Professor, Information Services. Current research interests include application of collaborative filtering to print and electronic collections, design of effective methods to deliver information to the seafood industry, and identification of classic works in marine science.
Young, David. Professor (Courtesy), Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences. Aerial photographic methods of mapping seagrass and green macroalgae distributions, and relationships between green macroalgae biomass and sediment dissolved sulfides, in the intertidal zone of Yaquina Bay estuary, Oregon.