Intern Home Institution Major Project Mentor

Nancy "Lynn" Goodman

Shawnee State University - Portsmouth, Ohio


(Chem minor)

Working on examining the abundance, distribution, and feeding behaviors of juvenile Coho salmon within the Juan de Fuca eddy off northern Washington State. Comparing data to data on juvenile Coho’s from the LaPush transect, which is further south and outside of the eddy to see if there is a difference in these factors and if the eddy provides a favorable feeding habitat for juvenile Coho salmon. Examining zooplankton samples from some of the same sites to calculate an index of selectivity for prey items. Ric Brodeur, NOAA/NMFS/ Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Walter Hannah

 Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY  Math  Working on the development of a quasi real time hydrophone monitoring system. Specifically developing software to control the buoyancy.  Bob Dziak, OSU Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies

Katri Laukkanen

 Pacific University - Forest Grove, OR  Environmental Biology  Measuring the oxygen flux across the sediment-water interface as a result of macrofauna mesofauna and microbial activities. Determine burrowing shrimp (ghost shrimp specifically) impact on O2 uptake as a result of their population density.  Anthony D'Andrea, OSU/COAS and Ted DeWitt, EPA/Pacific Coast Ecology Branch

Kalin Lee

 Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR  Zoology  Both tree-rings and rockfish otolith rings can be measured to provide chronologies. These chronologies tell us the past natural variability of the climate and ecosystem. By studying the correlation between these two different types of growth rings we can better understand the connections between marine and terrestrial ecosystems.  George Boehlert, Fisheries and Wildlife; and Bryan Black, OSU Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies

 Jessica Ramsey

 Salem College - Winston-Salem, NC  Biology & Spanish  Working with juvenile flatfish and their feeding habits as a function of light.  Tom Hurst, NOAA/ NMFS/ Alaska Fisheries Science Center
 Rachel Ruppel  State University of NY - Syracuse, NY  Environmental Science  My project is to describe coho and chinook salmon habitat by linking salmon catch and physical and biological ocean characteristics, such as temperature, salinity and concentration of chlorophyll-a. Research cruises collected data in June of 1999, 2000 & 2001; and I will be making grid maps, or rasters, from those data. Then I will use the maps to create a model that explains the relationship of salmon catch to the measured ocean variables. By understanding what salmon need to survive (i.e. their habitat requirements), we can learn how changes in the ocean environment can affect salmon populations.  Bill Peterson, NOAA/ NMFS/ Northwest Fisheries Science Center
 Leslie Soule  Willamette University - Salem, OR  Biochemistry  Working to measure sulfide content in the anode chambers of plankton-based fuel cells. Hypothetically, the plankton will degrade providing a carbon source for microbes, which will then oxidize it to CO2 and reduce sulfate thus producing sulfide. The sulfide content in each cell (cells are set to different potentials) will help to indicate its role in donating electrons to the cell and help further the optimization of power from the fuel cell.  Clare Reimers, OSU COAS
Brian Yellen Brown University - Providence, RI Geology-Biology Chris Landgon's lab is dedicated to developing better methods by which to culture marine species currently being exploited due to excess market pressure. I’m working on rearing larval marine ornamental fish to alleviate pressures on wild coral reef fish. I’ll be conducting a series of experiments with different live feeds to determine optimal goby larvae growing conditions. Chris Landgon, OSU Fisheries and Wildlife