Louise Copeman

Research Associate / Post-Doc

West Coast Fisheries (Alaska)

Marine Lipids

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Newport, OR 97365
(541) 867-0359 

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Research Interests 

My research in marine ecology resides at the interface of marine chemistry and biology in the area of marine trophic ecology. Through the analyses of lipid classes as well as fatty acid and sterol biomarkers I am able to explore food quality for marine consumers in both temperate and arctic marine environments. I use chemical biomarkers to understand predator-prey relationships, to determine condition in wild and aquaculture species and finally to facilitate an understanding of larger scale oceanographic processes. These combined approaches further our understanding of how climate change and oceanographic processes at lower trophic levels may affect food quality and condition of zooplankton, fish and ultimately top end marine predators.